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From: robotguy
Subject: xkcd colors
Date: 12 Jul 2010 06:00:05
Message: <web.4c3aae538befb55d926a7e230@news.povray.org>
The webcomic xkcd did a survey of color names, basically showing people colors
and asking them to name the color.  140 thousand people participated in the
survey.  The results were released in May: over 900 rgb colors and their most
commonly-accepted names.  I have translated the results from the original text
file into POVRay format and turned it into an include file called xkcdcolors.inc
uploaded here.


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From: waggy
Subject: Re: xkcd colors
Date: 12 Jul 2010 06:30:00
Message: <web.4c3ab6343ccde340f99d05c80@news.povray.org>
"robotguy" wrote:
> The webcomic xkcd did a survey of color names, basically showing people colors
> and asking them to name the color.  140 thousand people participated in the
> survey.  The results were released in May: over 900 rgb colors and their most
> commonly-accepted names.  I have translated the results from the original text
> file into POVRay format and turned it into an include file called xkcdcolors.inc
> uploaded here.

Thank you very much!

I hope the gammaheads will let us know what arcane keywords of power() may be
needed for which POV-Ray versions.


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: xkcd colors
Date: 12 Jul 2010 10:37:40
Message: <4c3af074$1@news.povray.org>
On 12/07/2010 7:29 AM, waggy wrote:
> I hope the gammaheads

ROTFL

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Best Regards,
	Stephen


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From: Jim Holsenback
Subject: Re: xkcd colors
Date: 12 Jul 2010 12:25:56
Message: <4c3b09d4$1@news.povray.org>
On 07/12/2010 07:37 AM, Stephen wrote:
> On 12/07/2010 7:29 AM, waggy wrote:
>> I hope the gammaheads
> 
> ROTFL
> 

really wanna laugh ... check out some of the color names!


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: xkcd colors
Date: 12 Jul 2010 12:57:20
Message: <4c3b1130$1@news.povray.org>
On 12/07/2010 1:33 PM, Jim Holsenback wrote:
> really wanna laugh ... check out some of the color names!

The scatological ones are sad.

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	Stephen


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From: waggy
Subject: Re: xkcd colors
Date: 12 Jul 2010 14:05:01
Message: <web.4c3b207c3ccde340f99d05c80@news.povray.org>
Stephen wrote:

> The scatological ones are sad.

With thirteen shades of feces, I'd like to get hold of a "Jackson Pollock"
procedural texture and model a fan...

Oh, and I based a PickedColor(Color) macro on Clipka's PickedRGB(R,G,B) with
gamma 2.2 to adjust them, but at least some of the colors still seem washed out
in beta.35a.

http://wiki.povray.org/content/User:Clipka/Gamma#Getting_Individual_Colors_Right

~waggy


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: xkcd colors
Date: 12 Jul 2010 15:14:22
Message: <4c3b314e$1@news.povray.org>
On 12/07/2010 3:02 PM, waggy wrote:
> Stephen wrote:
>
>> The scatological ones are sad.
>
> With thirteen shades of feces, I'd like to get hold of a "Jackson Pollock"
> procedural texture and model a fan...
>

You counted them?

Weird or what? ;-)

> Oh, and I based a PickedColor(Color) macro on Clipka's PickedRGB(R,G,B) with
> gamma 2.2 to adjust them, but at least some of the colors still seem washed out
> in beta.35a.
>
> http://wiki.povray.org/content/User:Clipka/Gamma#Getting_Individual_Colors_Right
>
Red, green or blue is good enough for me. :-)



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Best Regards,
	Stephen


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From: waggy
Subject: Re: xkcd colors
Date: 12 Jul 2010 16:35:00
Message: <web.4c3b437a3ccde340f99d05c80@news.povray.org>
Stephen wrote:
> You counted them?
>
> Weird or what? ;-)

I could claim a legitimate use for modeling wastewater treatment systems...

> Red, green or blue is good enough for me. :-)

Ah, but there is power in naming things.

The original author converted all spaces, slashes, and apostrophes
to underscores, resulting in some name duplications and redeclared variables.
Instead, the attached file changed slash characters to _SLASH_,
apostrophes to _APOS_, and only spaces to underscores.

I also combined macros by Clipka and Peter Santo to declare all the colors from
the original file with a picked-color gamma correction.  You may declare
xkcd_picked_gamma before including the attached file to override the default of
2.2.

~waggy


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: xkcd colors
Date: 12 Jul 2010 16:51:19
Message: <4c3b4807$1@news.povray.org>
On 12/07/2010 5:31 PM, waggy wrote:
> Stephen wrote:
>> You counted them?
>>
>> Weird or what? ;-)
>
> I could claim a legitimate use for modeling wastewater treatment systems...

You could indeed, as I once did for Dwr Cymru. ;-)

>
>> Red, green or blue is good enough for me. :-)
>
> Ah, but there is power in naming things.
>

Ooo! Deep and dark thoughts. Are you a Juju man?

> The original author converted all spaces, slashes, and apostrophes
> to underscores, resulting in some name duplications and redeclared variables.
> Instead, the attached file changed slash characters to _SLASH_,
> apostrophes to _APOS_, and only spaces to underscores.
>
> I also combined macros by Clipka and Peter Santo to declare all the colors from
> the original file with a picked-color gamma correction.  You may declare
> xkcd_picked_gamma before including the attached file to override the default of
> 2.2.
>


Neat, I wish I weren’t rubbish at materials.

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Best Regards,
	Stephen


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From: waggy
Subject: Re: xkcd colors
Date: 13 Jul 2010 01:05:01
Message: <web.4c3bbb953ccde340f99d05c80@news.povray.org>
Stephen wrote:
> >> You counted them?
> >>
> >> Weird or what? ;-)
> >

I missed a few the first time through.  I just finished categorizing most of the
colors, and still can't decide whether weird, or what.

I did send the attached image to my equally nerdy sweety; the center object is
BLOOD_RED, while the others are the eleven shades of rose defined in the file,
though only eight are visible.  The scene file [favsurf.pov] and object is by
Alex Kluchikov, 2003; I just duplicated, transformed, and colored it.

> > I could claim a legitimate use for modeling wastewater treatment systems...
>
> You could indeed, as I once did for Dwr Cymru. ;-)
>
> >
> >> Red, green or blue is good enough for me. :-)
> >
> > Ah, but there is power in naming things.
> >
>
> Ooo! Deep and dark thoughts. Are you a Juju man?

Just a civil engineer in training and a grad student of mechanical engineering.
Whatever Juju I may have is reverse-polish.

[snip]
> Neat, I wish I weren’t rubbish at materials.
>
Thanks.  There are enough dirty, muddy, rusty, ugly, gross, icky, nasty, sick,
and other unpleasant and scatological colors to model as much rubbish as you
like.  (There is only one color named with a 'positive' adjective: NICE_BLUE.)

~waggy

P.S.  I think the #local xkcd_picked_gamma = 2.2; statement in
xkcdcolors-gamma.inc should be a #declare statement instead, to work as
described.


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