Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] Xeno color mapping for Homeworlds

  • FromAlan Anderson <aranders@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 4 Jun 2007 18:49:31 -0400
On Jun 4, 2007, at 6:10 PM, Andy Looney wrote:

But perhaps James has the answer:

Blue=Cyan Obvious correlation
Red=Orange Hottest colours
Yellow=Clear Lightest colours
Green=Purple Both are one step from blue

That's not bad, actually... the Green-Purple becomes the hard one to remember, but Jacob seemed to think they work logically, and they're both in the cool end of the spectrum... I think I could live with this choice, what do others think? (In particular, TwoShort and Zoltar?)

Purple is a cool color? Not to my eyes. The more I think about it, the less it seems to fit well anywhere in the warm/cool spectrum. It's sort of the wraparound point on the color circle where blue/cool meets red/warm.

And I still don't think the cyan/blue correspondence is any more obvious than cyan/green. The original "Andy-preferred" mapping makes *everything* work out closely, wherease the "James" one has a big green/purple stretch.

Maybe the big difference in opinion is coming from the direction people are using to connect the Homeworlds colors. If you start with Rainbow and try to find corresponding Xeno colors, you tend to wind up with several good choices and one oddball. But if you start with the Xeno colors and look for appropriate matches, you might more often get the one I and Rob (and, at the beginning, Andy) like, with all of the colors making some sort of intuitive sense.