bmGlyph - bitmap font generator.
bmGlyph is a tool which allow you to create nice bitmap fonts and use it in your game or application. (a bitmap font generator with a font atlas). Multiple resolution export with the same project, and support most of all frameworks including SpriteKit.
- Shaded material, color, glossy, gradient, or even import your own texture.
- Builtin textures
- Select fonts from your system or import any font file.
- Font replacement for the missing characters
- Cast Shadow with custom color and opacity. Inner or Outer shadow.
- Stroke with desired color / gradient and width. Inner, Outer or Center stroke. Miter/Round/Bevel style.
- Miter adjustment
- Work on selected glyphs only allows you to change the color or texture of each glyph.
- Preview mode: see how it render on different screens, or import (drag&drop) your own background.
- Customizable publish settings: add as much as targets as you want (ipadhd, ipad, iphone retina ...), customize all the parameters (suffixes, scale etc...)
- AutoSize: finds the best texture size automatically.
- Export the preview text as a PNG file.
- Kerning support
- Hundreds of charset presets
- Bounding box adjustment & preview
- Fixed width
- Align on grid, and same bounding box height
- Configuration wizard
- SpriteBuilder support
- zoom in texture and preview mode
- iPhone 6 resolution support
Once published, the bitmap and the atlas font file can be used with the most famous game framework: spritekit, cocos2d, corona, sparrow, unity/ezgui... (bmfont format, xml)
Stop wasting your time designing yourself your text or creating multilangages version of the same button: start using bmGlyph !
- better app game kit support (export filenames)
- new option: draw space char (especially useful for app game kit)
- fixed the 'space width' parameter (was incorrectly loaded form a saved project)
Ratings and Reviews
Great tool if you're looking for a bitmap font editor. Even works with the html5 Phaser 3 engine using the Sparrow/Starling format!
So far this tool has been nothing short of awesome for making bitmap font sheets for use in Unity. I'd say that if I could get any features I'd add some options for filters (like blurs) and the ability to import some of the output types (like an FNT) and have it recreate the settings as best it can (font family and size is really all I care about) just in case I forget to save the project.
Regardless it's still a great tool for any game developer. :)
New Version Much Improved
When I first bought this app I was trying to make a sprite sheet of a couple thousand Japanese characters I needed for my game. The first version I bought crashed and locked up when I tried to make a sprite sheet with so many characters. However, I sent an email to the author who was relatively responsive and actually fixed several of the issues I mentioned. Now the app works perfectly for what I need to do. It's not flawless but, the support is decent and it can handle large character sets. I would now recommend this app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.