Adding a new colour position to a colorband

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Yfkar
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Adding a new colour position to a colorband

Postby Yfkar » Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:31 pm

When adding a new colour position to a colorband the new colour is placed in the middle and it is 0.5 gray with 1.0 alpha. I think it would be better if the user first chose the position and after that the initial values were interpolated from the current colorband. Any comments?

SirDude
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Postby SirDude » Fri Jul 02, 2004 3:58 pm

I personally like semi intelligent automatic settings.

That way I don't have to change say alpha if I don't
want to. Makes it easier to work. Its also just
as easy to readjust them as it is to initally pick them.
I think it would just slow down my work flow.

I do think if you added say 5 throwing them on top of
each other like that makes it kind of hard to tell whats
going on the first time you use it, but once your use to
it you don't have that problem.

Might be neat to progressively cut the bands in half to
fix that issue. (Probably not worth it though)
(cut it in half first time then next one cuts second half in half, etc...) (cut the band after your position in half)

Dani
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Postby Dani » Fri Jul 02, 2004 5:17 pm

the addition of ramps made me realize a few things about colorbands:

If we want to copy a colorband's settings to another, we have to do it by hand.

It is difficult to get hard edges in colorbands, this implies adding cursors very close together. So I was thinking that maybe using segments à la GIMP's gradients would be helpful.
-with your main segment, you set the color of the right end and left end.
-you can cut the segment by it's half or into as may segments as you want. If on segments right-end color doesn't match the color of the left-end of the next segment, you get a hard edge, if the colors match you get a smooth gradient.

These ramps are EXTREMELY powerful, they need to be backed by (just a bit more) efficient tools!

do I make sense?

Ciao
Dani


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