Help with making an automatic plate generator

I have been trying to figure out how I could create a plate placing system similar to plates of fate, but I could only get so far until I came across a few issues. I am having trouble with placing the plates in rows and columns, and actually doing the math to place the plate. Here’s what I tried doing to get it working. (it’s not complete because I couldn’t find the right formula for the positioning of the plates to locate them.)

local PlateAdder = {}

function PlacePlate(player)
	local plate ="Part")
	plate.Name = player.Name.."'s_Plate"
	plate.Size =,1,20)
	plate.Material = Enum.Material.Grass
	plate.Color = Color3.fromRGB(124, 156, 107)
	local platePadding = 8
		for i,plr in pairs(game:GetService("Players"):GetPlayers()) do
			if plr then
				local newPlate = plate:Clone()
				newPlate.Parent = workspace.Plates
				newPlate.Position =*3)), 0.5, -183.25)

return PlateAdder

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wouldn’t you have to do this for z as well, columns and rows ryt?

Rows in columns going horizontally I meant, sorry :sweat_smile: I also didn’t get to finish the math for the x, so that’s why the z isn’t done…

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I hate to be that guy who just links posts without any explanation but here I go anyway.

In the rbxl file above, you can find a script for tile generation used for A* pathfinding.
I modified the code so that it works for tile generation like in your case.

Server script

local TileX, TileY = 10, 10 -- number of tiles along both the x and y axis

local Rows, Cols = TileX, TileY

local HexMap = {}

local function StartGenerate()
	for x=1, Rows do	-- number of rows we'll create
		HexMap[x] = {}
		for y = 1, Cols do
			local End = false -- End can be eitheir the start or final tile
			if x == 1 and y == 1 then	-- Starting tile
				End = true
			if x == Rows and y == Cols then	-- End tile
				End = true
			HexMap[x][y] =,y,End) -- Generate a new tile object
	for x=1, Rows do
		for y = 1, Cols do
			HexMap[x][y]:Create()	-- set its CFrame
		if x%5 == 0 then	-- modulus, Im not good enough at maths to know what it actually does


Module script

-- Length and width of one tile
local tileWidth = 4
local tileHeight = 4

local Node = {}

Node.__index = Node

local RandomClass =	-- Create a random seed

function, y, End)
	local self = setmetatable({},Node)
	self.x = x
	self.y = y	
	return self

function Node:Create()
	if not self.Instance then	-- Check that there is no existing hex
		local Part = workspace.Folder:WaitForChild("Tile"):Clone()
		Part:SetPrimaryPartCFrame(*tileWidth, 1, self.y*tileHeight))
		Part.Parent = workspace:WaitForChild("Map")

		self.Instance = Part
return Node

To add padding between plates, you could change the CFrame you set the tile at. E.g,
self.x*tileWidth*2, 1, self.y*tileHeight*2 to create a gap the size of one tile between each tile.


The Node Module isn’t defined in the server script, should I do that?

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A few stuff in the code I posted need to be filled out by yourself.

  1. create and define the node module
  2. Define the plate which you will clone to the game here:

And create a folder named “Map” to store the plates in.

The last two are completely optional and you can do it whichever way you want.
There might be some other stuff I’ve missed out which you’ll need to modify for your own game.

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It works, thanks for the help man :pray:

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