Sprite sheets

A sprite sheet is one big image with several frames of the same sprite on it. For example, you can save this animation:

Running Guy

Like an horizontal sprite sheet:

Horizontal Sprite Sheet

A vertical one:

Vertical Sprite Sheet

Or a matrix:

Matrix Sprite Sheet

In the following section you will know how to export and import this kind of images into Aseprite.

Import

To import a sprite sheet use File > Import Sprite Sheet option. Then you can select the file to import the :

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Export

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Automate from Command Line

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Texture Atlases

A texture atlas is an huge image with all the graphics, sprites and images that a game will use. It's called "texture" because the image can be loaded into the video memory, to render graphics on screen with hardware acceleration.