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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:31 am 
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I am looking for a color spread (color codes) that will go from -40 up to 100 degrees. That would be 140 colors :) Does anyone have a ready made spread that I can use? I want something that looks smooth and has a nice feel to it.

Any help would be appreciated. I would like to make a color temp spread that goes from way below zero to way above. Also would be nice to use with dew point and so on.

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Beau


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You may just want a summer script and winter script. I have noticed some sites with color contours use this method.


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kinetic wrote:
You may just want a summer script and winter script. I have noticed some sites with color contours use this method.


Yeah that would be nice as well.

Are their sites that have large color spreads that run or look smooth? I don't want something that doesn't look appealing to the eye.

Anyone have some thoughts on that.


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Notice at coolwx the temp scale has been adjusted for the winter.

http://coolwx.com/cgi-bin/getanalysis.php?region=MI&time=current&field=temp


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kinetic wrote:
Notice at coolwx the temp scale has been adjusted for the winter.

http://coolwx.com/cgi-bin/getanalysis.php?region=MI&time=current&field=temp


Can we do negative numbers though?


Isn't there a program that grabs color codes off of scales? Adobe perhaps?


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This is a nice program to grab colors.

http://www.prall.net/tools/colorcop/download.php?PHPSESSID=9c64be5564e72d094fccfe6a3d6f1864


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Beau,

Just by themselves, negative numbers cannot be scripted(the colorfills, that is)...it's a programming limitation in DAWS. However, there is a workaround for this as demonstrated by the following. This temperature script(F°) goes from about -50 to +125 in 5° increments. It doesn't mark the isotherms explicitly so to get a feel for the temperatures I overlay the map with Data->Television Plots. TV plots can also be scripted, btw.

Code:
ANALYZE,OVER FILL COLOR=85:0:85 LSTN=0 OVER FILL COLOR=105:0:105 LSTN=5 OVER FILL COLOR=124:0:124 LSTN=10 OVER FILL COLOR=135:0:135 LSTN=15 OVER FILL COLOR=155:0:155 LSTN=20 OVER FILL COLOR=179:0:179 LSTN=25 OVER FILL COLOR=204:0:204 LSTN=30 OVER FILL COLOR=230:0:230 LSTN=35 OVER FILL COLOR=240:45:245 LSTN=40 OVER FILL COLOR=209:0:255 LSTN=45 SADC=1:50 STOR=1 DEGF TEMP
ANALYZE,OVER FILL COLOR=0:255:179 GRTN=90 OVER FILL COLOR=0:255:255 GRTN=85 OVER FILL COLOR=0:230:255 FILS=0 GRTN=80 OVER FILL COLOR=0:204:255 GRTN=75 OVER FILL COLOR=0:163:255 GRTN=70 OVER FILL COLOR=0:115:255 GRTN=65 OVER FILL COLOR=0:74:255 GRTN=60 OVER FILL COLOR=0:0:255 GRTN=55 OVER FILL COLOR=102:0:255 GRTN=50 OVER FILL COLOR=158:0:255 GRTN=45 SADC=1:50 STOR=1 DEGF TEMP
ANALYZE,OVER FILL COLOR=255:64:10 GRTN=140 OVER FILL COLOR=255:93:0 GRTN=135 OVER FILL COLOR=255:122:0 GRTN=130 OVER FILL COLOR=255:150:0 GRTN=125 OVER FILL COLOR=255:174:0 GRTN=120 OVER FILL COLOR=255:204:0 GRTN=115 OVER FILL COLOR=255:230:0 GRTN=110 OVER FILL COLOR=255:255:0 GRTN=105 OVER FILL COLOR=206:255:0 GRTN=100 OVER FILL COLOR=127:255:0 GRTN=95 SADC=1:50 STOR=1 DEGF TEMP
ANALYZE,OVER FILL COLOR=255:207:207 GRTN=175 OVER FILL COLOR=255:181:181 GRTN=170 OVER FILL COLOR=255:158:158 GRTN=165 OVER FILL COLOR=255:135:135 GRTN=160 OVER FILL COLOR=255:104:104 GRTN=155 OVER FILL COLOR=255:69:69 GRTN=150 OVER FILL COLOR=255:0:0 GRTN=145 SADC=1:50 STOR=1 DEGF TEMP
ANALYZE,CONT EQUA=0 LINE=2 COLOR=210:75:210 CONT EQUA=32 LINE=2 COLOR=100:50:250 DEGF TEMP


As far as making 140 colors in one script, I suppose it's do-able but you better have a very fast machine if using anything other than the Nearest Neighbor analysis method; otherwise it's going to take a looong time.

hth,
Bob


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