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dpartridge
07-12-2005, 11:09 PM
has anyone else notice that the apple color picker in lightwave isn't as acurate with the os 10.3.? update. for example if i pick a color in the 'HSB Slider' like 350 15 85. close the apple color picker and then reopen it, it comes back with 349 16 85. this is fustration if you have to match a exact color.

if anyone has found a way to fix this it would be great to hear.

Lightwolf
07-13-2005, 02:39 AM
The problem here is that LW uses float values internally to represent colours, and in certain instances a integer number can't be directly represented by a float.
This is made worse by the fact that values from 0..255 are stored as 0.0 .. 1.0 internally.

I did notice a fairly constant offset of one with some picked colours as well, independant of the colour picker I used (this is on a PC).

Cheers,
Mike

dpartridge
07-13-2005, 04:04 PM
thanks for clearing that up.

Lightwolf
07-14-2005, 02:46 AM
thanks for clearing that up.
Did it really? ;)
You're welcome.
BTW, this even happens when you change colours directly in the interface (i.e. left mouse button drag on top of a R,G,B values).
Cheers,
Mike