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I have a tile based map which I generate using interpolation of pixels on a reference bitmap into appropriate tiles depending on the color of the pixel.

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I'm trying to make the output look natural in which blocks of similar tiles look like they are forming a single entity as in the following image:

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While my version only puts static sprites onto aligned cells, the second image takes forest tiles and smashes them together like a whole single forest. The same is done for the water area.

Could someone explain or point me somewhere where I can learn how to make the result of the first image look like the second? Thank you

Also, how are the seamless road connections done in the above image?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I don't quite understand, which image shows your current result and which shows the result you want? \$\endgroup\$
    – Bálint
    Commented Oct 28, 2017 at 20:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Bálint The first is mine, the second is the result I want. \$\endgroup\$
    – aganm
    Commented Oct 29, 2017 at 3:27
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    \$\begingroup\$ If you're looking for tips on how to make tiles that join seamlessly edge-to-edge, you might find this previous question useful: Making Edges of Hand-Drawn Tileset Match Up. There are many types of tiling pattern you can use, depending on how many variations you want to create. \$\endgroup\$
    – DMGregory
    Commented Oct 29, 2017 at 3:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ @DMGregory if i'm reading this right, he's asking about how to get the tiles to spawn grouped together by type, not just randomly distributed \$\endgroup\$
    – user106170
    Commented Oct 29, 2017 at 5:46

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