Author Topic: Car colors... what do others think?  (Read 1635 times)

Chewbacca

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Car colors... what do others think?
« on: April 14, 2011, 04:24:11 pm »
April 14, 2011, 04:24:11 pm
I know this has been brought up before, but the color choices of the cars are really not very pratical at least here in the USA.   I end up having to change almost every car to either black or white because the blues, yellows, orange, and green are just so saturated.  It is not that there no cars with bright colors, it just the majority of them are not candy apple red.   It would be really nice to see in the next update or verision 2 the colors destrauted to more realistic colors.   I understand every country is different in  colors, but in any place, the cars do not need be the center of attention in architectual movies, and right now they are a  distracting, at least for me.   How do other feel about this? or is this just me?
thanks.

Aaron

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Re: Car colors... what do others think?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011, 03:37:07 am »
April 15, 2011, 03:37:07 am
Small test below.
If it's possible then it would be best if the default color range would be brought down to white/black and all kinds of tones in between. The saturation issue is twofold in that it also becomes much worse when a scene uses stronger contrasts.

Re: Car colors... what do others think?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2011, 09:20:10 am »
April 15, 2011, 09:20:10 am
We will introduce a color picker system for many features in Lumion.

Chewbacca

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Re: Car colors... what do others think?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2011, 02:24:25 pm »
April 15, 2011, 02:24:25 pm
Aaron, thanks for making those test images.  A color picker system will be great.

 Another thing to consider would be to allow the user to choose which direction the car faces before placement.  Most of my design I work with have a parking lot on a north,south,east,west axis.  I end up having to rotate cars to face the correct direction after placing them.  If the user could pick the rotation before placing, I could fill a parking lot faster.

 Maybe the system could let you choose 5 types cars (or more), the colors of your choice, and direction for placement, and then Lumion randomly choose the car upon each placment.   That would be really nice, and fast when having to fill large parking lots.
thanks.
Eric