Isometric Map is not isometric?


I am a new user to Tiled and I wanted to create an isometric map. The problem is, if I do so, the map is not isometric. I selected “isometric” and I even followed a tutorial, where they use the exact same tileset as I do, but I just doesn’t look isometric.
Here are some pictures of the map:

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Why is it not isometric? What can I do about this issue?
Thanks for your help.


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Tiled’s “Isometric” is actually Axonometric and allows more types of projections, of which Isometric is just one case. The exact projection is determined by the aspect ratio of the tiles.

It looks like you entered the wrong tile size, so your tile slots have a width:height ratio of 1:1 instead of 2:1 like your tileset. Go into Map -> Map Properties and set the Tile Height to half of what it currently is. That should fix it!

The tile size in Tiled for isometric maps should be the size of the surface of the tile, ignoring any depth. This will most likely be a different size from the tileset’s tile size. That’s what tends to throw people off, since in the tile sheet, the tiles are often sized differently to give them depth. For most pixel art isometric tilesets, the width:height ratio is 2:1 even if the tile images are square or tall rectangles.


Thanks! That fixed it! :slight_smile: