[DIS] Maintaining consistency. Color palettes?

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[DIS] Maintaining consistency. Color palettes?

Post by meway » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:36 pm

Maintaining consistency with color palettes might help out development for different object materials. If we made pallets for different materials such as gold, as guidelines, we may end up with a good work development. Each palette will be a suggestion by the user that posts it. If you think you can create a better palette please do. Use no more than 7 colors and it is encouraged to use even less. Here is an example of a gold palette containing only 4 colors and an example of the palette being used in an object. As its not necessary to provide an example of the palette being used, its a good idea to do so anyways, I won't expect you to. Encase you do provide an example make sure the image size is 32x32 pixels or larger. Don't forget to label your palette. I labeled this "GOLD", keep in mind if its not obvious its probably not a very good palette in the first place.

If we can keep off-topic discussion to a minimum it would be great. This includes any discussion on if the idea is good or not or what you think someone could have done better on a palette. Simply if your going to make a post make sure your providing me/us with a new palette. Don't argue that your palette was better than the previous or the one continued after; If it is people will notice something this obvious.

Another palette option in this mask is also acceptable for gold.
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Re: Maintaining consistency. Color palettes?

Post by bcs86 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:20 pm

For those using GIMP, they could share their palette files.
A GIMP palette file is a .gpl file saved in their gimp configuration folder under palettes/
when GIMP exits.

The syntax is rather simple, but GIMP generates them automatically.

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GIMP Palette
Name: Plsm
Columns: 0
# a comment.
125  28 142	purple
194  58  70	red
251 118   1	orange
230 200  27	yellow
186 242  98	green
 89 240 193	teal
107 180 254	pond
 95 148 249	river
 86 124 193	lake
 83  94 189	sea
They can be used in the palettes tab as a swatch apart from the image.
They don't force the image to become indexed. They can be used with RGBa mode.

GIMP palette files can be used with Inkscape.
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Re: Maintaining consistency. Color palettes?

Post by meway » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:46 am

Here are some wip's atm I'm focusing on metals. Other objects have more to do with how they are textured.
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Re: Maintaining consistency. Color palettes?

Post by Wombat » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:47 am

I'm bumping this because it is a good idea. With color pallets that we can draw from, it would help understand what colors should be used for shading (a little more of #736F6E on the lower right). We can also create a recolorable pallet to connect with our other colors.
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Re: Maintaining consistency. Color palettes?

Post by salmondine » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:52 am

copper has more red in it
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Re: Maintaining consistency. Color palettes?

Post by meway » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:00 pm

meway wrote:This includes any discussion on if the idea is good or not or what you think someone could have done better on a palette. Simply if your going to make a post make sure your providing me/us with a new palette.
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Re: Maintaining consistency. Color palettes?

Post by meway » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:37 am

LEAD
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SILVER
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MAGNETITE
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BRASS
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COPPER
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PLATINUM
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IRON
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NICKLE
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GOLD
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Re: Maintaining consistency. Color palettes?

Post by EJlol » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:50 am

I think this is a very good idea. However defining only the palette is not enough IMO. Texture is very important to. I included my own gold palette. one without any real texture, and one with a bit better texture. I also added your palette with the bit better texture, so it's easier to compare.
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Re: [DIS] Maintaining consistency. Color palettes?

Post by meway » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:02 am

agreed 100%, although your center image is the best for shading, still odd though. (my previous are pretty much all wrong IMO, from what I have now learned)
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Re: [DIS] Maintaining consistency. Color palettes?

Post by salmondine » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:45 am

wombat has created this pallet for dye in all 6 channels. seems like the proper thread or it.
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Re: [DIS] Maintaining consistency. Color palettes?

Post by EJlol » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:01 pm

I suggest adding it to the wiki if you want it to be used, instead of this wormhole here.
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Re: [DIS] Maintaining consistency. Color palettes?

Post by Alige » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:20 pm

EJlol wrote:I suggest adding it to the wiki if you want it to be used, instead of this wormhole here.
The wiki is even less used than the forum.
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Re: [DIS] Maintaining consistency. Color palettes?

Post by Crush » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:00 pm

Ali-G wrote:
EJlol wrote:I suggest adding it to the wiki if you want it to be used, instead of this wormhole here.
The wiki is even less used than the forum.
But information is much easier to find on the wiki, provided that you link it properly.
Any results from this thread, for example, belongs to the Graphic Guidelines page:
http://wiki.themanaworld.org/index.php/Guidelines

The dye palette posted by salmondine belongs on
http://wiki.themanaworld.org/index.php/Image_dyeing
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