I am working on an isometric game and the designers want to use a different isometric angle than the default one, where I simply had to do a 2/1 offset based on tile size.

I know what the new isometric angle is, how can I work out the w/h ratio to offset my tiles ?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Are you aware of the tangent function and, incidentally, the inverse tangent? \$\endgroup\$ – sam hocevar Dec 12 '11 at 12:49
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    \$\begingroup\$ When you find out your answer, you should post it as an answer to this question so future visitors can learn from your efforts. \$\endgroup\$ – Tetrad Dec 12 '11 at 16:43

As @Sam points out, this is essentially all about trig.

tan(angle) = opp/adj implies that if you know the angle and either the width or the height, you can find the other dimension. For example, by rearranging: opp = adj * arctan(angle).


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