FreeTexturePacker.Lib 1.0.0

dotnet add package FreeTexturePacker.Lib --version 1.0.0                
NuGet\Install-Package FreeTexturePacker.Lib -Version 1.0.0                
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="FreeTexturePacker.Lib" Version="1.0.0" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add FreeTexturePacker.Lib --version 1.0.0                
#r "nuget: FreeTexturePacker.Lib, 1.0.0"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install FreeTexturePacker.Lib as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=FreeTexturePacker.Lib&version=1.0.0

// Install FreeTexturePacker.Lib as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=FreeTexturePacker.Lib&version=1.0.0                

Free Texture Packer Loader

A sprite sheet loader for using Free Texture Packer with Monogame

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There are four main classes to look at :

  1. SpriteFrame : it represent one image inside of a spritesheet
  2. SpriteSheet : it represent the a collection on spriteframe
  3. SpriteSheetLoader : it is used to load the spritesheet generated from Free Texture Packer
  4. SpriteRender : it draws a sprite to the screen

The other classes are used to store information about a SpriteFrame:

  1. Pivot stores the pivot point of a frame
  2. Rect store the (X,Y) position of an image inside of a sritesheet and that image size (Width, Height)
  3. Size store the size (With, Height) of the image

Getting started


You must have Monogame installed.
For this example, I'm using Monogame
You must also have Free Texture Packer installed
For this example, I'm using Free Texture Packer 0.6.7


You have two ways to install it in your project

  1. Use the sources
    Simply copy the FreeTexturePackerLoader folder in your monogame project

  2. Get IT through Nuget

     dotnet add package FreeTexturePacker.Lib --version 1.0.0

Using Free Texture Packer to create a spritesheet

  1. Open Free Texture Packer

  2. Add the images in the Examples/images folder

  3. Set texture name to chess

  4. Set texture format to png

  5. Check the Remove file ext box

  6. For the packer use OptimalPacker

  7. Uncheck Allow trim box

  8. For the format, choose custom

  9. Click the little pencil next to it

  10. Paste the following export template :

  11. Check Allow trim and Allow rotation boxes

  12. For file extension, write json

  13. Click Save

  14. Click Export

  15. Locate the Content directory of your monogame project and click Select Folder

It'll generate two files: chess.json and chess.png.
The first contains informations about the spritesheet such as the posistion and size all the images inside that spritesheet and the last file is the actual spritesheet.

Loading the spritesheet and using it with monogame

  1. Create a monogame desktop project

  2. Copy the FreeTexturePackerLoader folder inside of your monogame project or add it through nuget

  3. At this using line at the top of your Game1.cs file using FreeTexturePackerLoader;

  4. Create an instance of the SpriteSheetLoader in the LoadContent method

     var  spriteSheetLoader = new SpriteSheetLoader(Content);
  5. Create aninstance of the SpriteRenderer

     private SpriteRender spriteRender;

    In the LoadContent method, add :

     spriteRender = new SpriteRender(_spriteBatch);
  6. Load the spritesheet

     private SpriteSheet spriteSheet;

    In the LoadContent method, add :

     spriteSheet = spriteSheetLoader.Load("chess");
  7. Draw a sprite from the spritesheet In the Draw method, add :

     spriteRender.Draw(spriteSheet.GetSprite("reine_blanc"), new Vector2(100, 100), Color.White);

    You should see the white queen at the screen

  8. Now try to show all the chess piece at the screen.

    You can find the full project in the Example/ChessBoard Final


Please read for details on our code of conduct, and the process for submitting pull requests to us.


  • Sesso Kosga - Initial work - senor16


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the file for details

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