This guide serves as documentation and help for the COLOR EXTRACT plugin.
COLOR EXTRACT extracts up to 100 colors from any photo to be randomly assigned to objects, elements, faces, or even other procedural maps; a very fast and easy way to assign grass colors to grass blades, tree colors to leaves or sand colors to a noise map.
Skip first xx colors
You may not be happy with the default extracted colors, so you can skip the first xx colors to get better extraction results.
The color display serves as representation of the extracted colors and their order. In case you want to use the colors in a linear sequence order, they will be used one by one from left to right, top to bottom.
The autosort function will sort the colors according to Color (RGB values), Luminance or Count (order in which they were extracted). This is very helpful whenever you want to create special color-patterns or soft transitions in procedural maps. You can choose the following autosort modes:
Here you can assign (almost) any other map containing color input options. Especially procedural maps (e.g. noise, falloff, speckle, tiles and more) will benefit from the new color input. While you are usually able to include maps in the color slot of the corresponding procedural maps, this input map works different. The color information from the input map will be used to select the colors depending on input colors. So it drastically extends the current color range of procedural maps.
Depending on your color workflow, it may be necessary to adjust gamma values to get a linear workflow. The Gamma Correction can be set to a value from 0.1 to 10.0.
Hue, Saturation, Value (New in v1.1)
These parameters adjust the HSV amounts from 0% to 100% for all colors at once. This way you can change the overall color appearance easily.
Installation is easy, just start the installer “Color Extract LE installer.exe” and select the install location and plugins you want to install. The installer automatically installs all plugins, demo files, preview images and documentation.
Go to the material editor and within a material add a new map and select either the “VP Color Extract” map from the list.
An activation screen will appear and you will be asked to enter your name, company, email and serial number that
you received from VIZPARK. When you have entered everything correctly, click OK and COLOR EXTRACT is ready to use.