Feature: Create Token From URL

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PLEASE NOTE: Roll20 Enhancement Suite (aka VTT es/ R20es), is not part of BetteR20 or 5eTools. However; as BetteR20 requires VTT es/R20es, this Wiki covers its content to (HOPEFULLY) prevent BetteR20 users from requesting help on BetteR20 issues on the VTTes/R20es Discord server or other platforms (Reddit/Roll20.net Forum, etc).


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Create Token From URL

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This feature allows you to use external links to graphics for your tokens and map assets. This allows you to use graphics without using your disk quota.


Instructions(What it does)

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  • Right mouse click on the canvas desktop (but not on an existing token/map/map asset)
  • The menu shown on the right side of the page should open if you've clicked correctly.
  • Click upon Create Token from URL
  • The popup window will open requesting a URL for an image.
  • Paste (CTRL + V) or type in the Image's URL
  • Choose Ok, and then you SHOULD see the image show shortly thereafter.
see the support section below for common solutions for Images that don't show up.


Feature Support


R20ES Configuration
In Roll20, click the sidetoolbar's R20Settings.PNG, and if VTTes/R20es is loaded properly (see Installation Guide) you will see the buttons for R20es Tools and R20es Settings.
  • Click upon R20es Settings and then select the feature's name.
  • The right hand pane will then show the following...
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Known Issues/Limitations

Looks like its perfect... (Did we miss anything?)


FAQ

Where can I go for/How do I find images

You are looking for specific images. In general I'd suggest three sites:
* Pinterest (search in google for site:pinterest.com <replace this with topic>
* Deviant Art (search in google for site:deviantart.com <replace this with topic>
* Art Repo
* Join the Discord Community]
* (see > Resources: General for other options)


My URL didn't make a token!! What happened?!

If, after you've place the URL at the prompt, if get an error or get nothing please confirm your link is a direct file link, and that the link is for an image file, not a zip, or PDF and if the image is an animation - please read th following


My URLs for Animated Token(s) don't work

Using links to animations doesn't produce a token, or at best doesn't produce a usable token.
Work Around:
animated tokens need special handling: if we want to use example.com/folder/mywebm.webm for an animated token, roll20 will use example.com/folder/med.webm for the actual animation and example.com/folder/sample.png for the thumbnail (non animated image).


In other words when you are seeking to use an animated token; there must be, in the same folder a non-animated .PNG file of the same name.


My Token disappeared

A token a had disappeared or had a "broken" symbol now
REASON:
The image you've chosen to link to may have been deleted, or the site it is upon may be down (either temporarily or forever). You may need to ensure your images are hosting on a site you have control of and/or keep a backup of images you use. (Feel free to request they be added to the Art Repo


To date: Gyazo; Imgur have both broken and users have lost their images randomly. Its advised to avoid them for hosting images. SHOULD that happen and you experience catastrophic failure/loss - use the Module Importer/Exporter to get a copy of the game's data and then within that file (see homebrew) search out and replace the URLs of the missing images with updated/functional URLS.


Best Practices

I would suggest making a list of the images you want to use, and use either the External Art tool (as it adds the art item into your Art Library R20ArtLibrary.png). I would suggest using the Art Repo, and visiting their feature page for details on how to use it.



Related Features



Did that answer your question(s)?

If not please check the under section Feature Support Known Isseus/Limitations or visit the Known Issues page for further guidance, or go to the Discord community and leave a comment in the issues channel.

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PLEASE NOTE: Roll20 Enhancement Suite (aka VTT es/ R20es), is not part of BetteR20 or 5eTools. However; as BetteR20 requires VTT es/R20es, this Wiki covers its content to (HOPEFULLY) prevent BetteR20 users from requesting help on BetteR20 issues on the VTTes/R20es Discord server or other platforms (Reddit/Roll20.net Forum, etc).