# Class MapOrientations

```
public class MapOrientations
extends java.lang.Object
```

## Field Summary

Fields Modifier and Type Field Description `static IMapOrientation`

`HEXAGONAL`

A hexagonal`IMapOrientation`

, consistent with the behavior of Tiled.`static IMapOrientation`

`ISOMETRIC`

An isometric`IMapOrientation`

, consistent with the behavior of Tiled.`static IMapOrientation`

`ISOMETRIC_STAGGERED`

A staggered isometric`IMapOrientation`

, consistent with the behavior of Tiled.`static IMapOrientation`

`ORTHOGONAL`

An`IMapOrientation`

for orthogonal maps, consistent with the behavior of Tiled.## Method Summary

Modifier and Type Method Description `static IMapOrientation`

`forName(java.lang.String name)`

Determines the appropriate`IMapOrientation`

instance for the given name.

## Field Details

### ORTHOGONAL

An

`IMapOrientation`

for orthogonal maps, consistent with the behavior of Tiled.With this orientation, tiles are treated as rectangles with dimensions equal to the tile size, layed out in rows and columns starting with the origin.

### ISOMETRIC

An isometric

`IMapOrientation`

, consistent with the behavior of Tiled.With this orientation, the shapes of tiles are transformed into an isometric coordinate system via the transformation

`(x, y) -> ((x-y)/2, (x+y)/2)`

. Rectangles within this coordinate system are rendered as diamond shapes. Points are also translated such that every tile in a map fits in the first quadrant.This orientation does

*not*transform map objects into its coordinate system. Maps with an odd-numbered tile width or height will throw`IllegalArgumentException`

s when using this orientation.### ISOMETRIC_STAGGERED

A staggered isometric

`IMapOrientation`

, consistent with the behavior of Tiled.This orientation is similar to the isometric orientation, but the tile coordinates are changed to be arranged in a rectangular area. The locations of tiles are positioned using rectangular coordinates, with tiles with parity on the stagger axis matching the stagger index filling the gaps between the other tiles.

This orientation requires that a stagger axis and stagger index be set. If either are missing, an

`IllegalArgumentException`

will be thrown. Like the standard isometric orientation, this orientation will also throw an`IllegalArgumentException`

when used with a map with an odd-numbered tile width or height.### HEXAGONAL

A hexagonal

`IMapOrientation`

, consistent with the behavior of Tiled.Tiles are arranged in the same manner as the staggered isometric orientation (the staggered isometric orientation can be viewed as a special case of this orientation with a hex side length of 0), with extra space between tiles (the hex side length) added on the stagger axis to allow for a hexagonal shape.

This orientation has the same requirements as staggered isometric, with the additional restriction that the hex side length must be an even number.

## Method Details

### forName

Determines the appropriate`IMapOrientation`

instance for the given name. If no such orientation exists, this method returns`null`

.- Parameters:
`name`

- The name of the orientation, as stored in the TMX file- Returns:
- The
`IMapOrientation`

by the given name