Sunday, May 10, 2015

Floorplan Generator

I made a little floorplan generator because I decided my quick-and-dirty handmade floorplans were subpar and couldn't find generators that worked well for a convoluted Strigastadt building. The generator works pretty well and I'm happy with it, so I decided I'd share the code if other folks want to run it: [link]
It's written in Python and requires pygame to run; it'll spend like five seconds creating a map for you (or 30 if you configure for "huge" maps), and then save the image to the current directory and quit. I've commented a bit in it, and you can find some explained configurable options up at the top. If you run into issues or have any questions/comments just let me know! I'm happy to help. :)

Small Map
Large Map
Huge Map

The main downside is you have to add in the doors and room numbers yourself, but I couldn't see a way around the former. Doors have a big impact on the implied usage of the space, and I don't think a random generator would do even a passably good job at placing them for a map like this. The room numbers... I left 'em off because I want to use my room generator to make a list of rooms and then assign those numbers to the floorplan according to my whims.

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