[SIZE=6]Welcome to the Asset Creator Guide,[/SIZE]
[SIZE=5]a guide for asset creators on how to optimize and upload their amazing assets on CartographyAssets.[/SIZE]
The first step in the process is to optimize your asset so that it is easy for users to use. How? Easy! First off, make sure your asset has a clear folder structure that fits how the end user is going to use the asset. If you have created an asset for let’s say Wonderdraft, it is a good idea to structure it so that can be dragged and dropped into the main folder and work right away. If you have assets for Photoshop, you might want to have a different folder structure.
If your asset is made for software supported by our asset manager Mythkeeper, it is a good idea to make it compatible with the asset manager. That way it is easier for the end-user to use your asset. It is not only easier for them, but also saves you time helping out users with problems during installation of assets.
Optimized your asset for Mythkeeper?
Be sure to tick the box during the upload process!
To upload your asset simply click on Add Asset and fill in as much information as you can.
You should always try to add enough detail on with things like what the asset includes (including previews), whether or not it can be used commercially and how to install the asset.
Some good examples include:
[*]Modern Maps: Points of Interest
To make your asset page more visually pleasing you can add headers, previews, images and of course text.
Click the download button on the right to download some templates that you can use for your asset(s).
[*]Headers – 1920 x 250 pixels
[*]Icons – 300 x 300 pixels
[SIZE=5]Asset description template[/SIZE]
To make your asset description structured, you might use the template shown below together with the icon and header templates.
[INSERT HEADER HERE]
[Insert example here]
[Insert example here]
To make your asset description even more visually pleasing you can use BBcodes. A full list can be found here.
To point out to users that the asset is for a beta version of specific software, you may use [beta]. This will add a notice where you place the code that will inform users of this.
Version is where you fill in the version number of the software, use Software to point out the name of the software.
If you want to have buttons on your page, you may do so by using [button].
URL is where you put the url to the specific page, use Text to set the text you want the button to have.