Monday, October 24, 2011

AndEngine BitmapTextureAtlas extension

Last few days I played with AndEngine, an open source, free, games framework for Android. I'm not sure yet if AndEngine will save time building new games.

Anyhow, one weird part in AndEngine is the way you load all the resources into a single canvas. You have to define the location of each resource on the canvas, and if you change the resource size you have to recalculate everything.

Here is a simple extension to BitmapTextureAtlas that calculate everything automatically and saves you the trouble of positioning the resources on the canvas.

And this is how to use it (in the onLoadResources funcation):

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