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How to use the foreground/background colors?

Unread postby atnreg » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:25 pm

Hi!

This sounds stupid but I really haven't found any way to benefit from the foreground/background color setting :o
Manual says nothing about it and I have tried many ways but only thing I can do with it is to select a color or pick color from Clarisse Image/Texture etc. into it but how can I then use that color anywhere?

I thought that when I have color dialog open, I can apply the foreground color to it by clicking the foreground color button but actually it only opens new color dialog and hitting ok there does not affect the color I was adjusting (it only changes the foreground color).

So please tell me how can I use the foreground color in items' color attributes?

There must be some trick but I haven't figured it out :o

Thank you :)
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Re: How to use the foreground/background colors?

Unread postby dboude » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:14 pm

Hi,

Do you talk about the Foreground / Background Sub pixel filter ?

You can use it as an input for textures. So you can have back and front plates for example.

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Re: How to use the foreground/background colors?

Unread postby atnreg » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:21 pm

No I mean this (see red arrow on the capture) :)

I can change the colors easily but how to use the color on those two color buttons? :)

Thanks!
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Re: How to use the foreground/background colors?

Unread postby dboude » Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:09 pm

It's like in photoshop. You can switch FG/BG colors by clicking on the two little arrows button.
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Re: How to use the foreground/background colors?

Unread postby atnreg » Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:41 pm

Yes I know that but let's say I have some green color in foreground color. Then I want to use that color in say some material basecolor.
I cannot find any way to actually use the current foreground color anywhere else than in the foreground color dialog :D

It can be stored to swatch and then used elsewhere but it cannot be that complicated :D
There is even function get_foreground_color() but it is not used anywhere in Clarisse Python code :o

I wanted to use it to transfer color from outside Clarisse but it's too complicated via store/use.
For this case, I found other solution, using opened color dialog and setting its color from script that reads clipboard.

But still the foreground/background color does not have much use if it really is that complicated to use ;)
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Re: How to use the foreground/background colors?

Unread postby dboude » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:35 pm

You're totally right !

Click / Store / Use ...

:?

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Re: How to use the foreground/background colors?

Unread postby atnreg » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:45 pm

Ok so it really is that complicated :o
No wonder I haven't heard anyone using it and it is not even mentioned in the manual ;)

Thanks, now I won't try to figure it out anymore, I just simply forget the tool :D
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Re: How to use the foreground/background colors?

Unread postby anemoff » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:55 pm

So basically, you'd like to access the toolbar FG & BG colors in the Color Dialog without using Store+Use, right?
The widget could indeed have 2 extra color fields showing the toolbar FG & BG colors, for easy re-use
Sounds like a feature request. ;)
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Re: How to use the foreground/background colors?

Unread postby atnreg » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:04 pm

anemoff wrote:So basically, you'd like to access the toolbar FG & BG colors in the Color Dialog without using Store+Use, right?
The widget could indeed have 2 extra color fields showing the toolbar FG & BG colors, for easy re-use
Sounds like a feature request. ;)


Yes, something like that, otherwise the foreground/background color tool remains pretty much unused by me and obviously others as there is no discussion/manual for it (and of course no need currently as it only does what is obvious which is not much) :D
It shouldn't be too complicated to make it simply, e.g. shift-click on those buttons would set it to currently open color dialog's color. That way there is no need for any changes in UI, only one simple shortcut :mrgreen:
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Re: How to use the foreground/background colors?

Unread postby atnreg » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:14 pm

Feature request created:
[10546] Foreground/background color tool small but important improvement

Let's see if it will be accepted :)
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