Povray Color Map Editor
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colormap.pl is a small script intended to ease the creation and modification of Povray colors and color maps. The script is written in Perl/Tk, allowing execution on any platform supporting this scripting language. There is a number of more extensive editors for Povray, including texture editting etc, however they are either Povray version dependent (not supporting 3.5), not freeware, not for every platform, or not very convenient in the way they handle colors. So I decided to combine some existing Perl/Tk widgets into a color map editor. Limited, but simple. And should run on any platform supporting Perl/Tk, such as Windows, Linux, UNIX, etc.
colormap.pl can handle two types of color information:
To give an impression of the basic interface: see the below image (with added remarks in red):
Next to this main window, a color selector
is activated, to edit the current color (color 3 in the above screen shot). Use
this to change colors, and next press the '
Colors can be defined in various color spaces, such as rgb (red/green/blue), hsb (hue/saturation/brightness) and cmy (cyan/magenta/yellow). Also, support for transparency and filter value per color is supported. Division points between the colors can be shifted to broaden/narrow color bands.
You can save to a text file a set of colors, either as a color map ( as in
the above screen shot), or as a list of 8 independent usable colors. Or you can
press the '
Then later on, you can load a color map or list back into
This program is freeware, however if you want to use it, give me an email. If I notice sufficient interest, I might make improvements (at this moment, it fulfills at least my own purposes), such as start Povray to generate a preview, or adding more extensive documentation.
--> Download (perl/Tk script in zip file, 7 kB zipped)
If you do not have .pl files associated with Perl, in order to run the
program you need to type:
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