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Lightshowpro & couloir blindness.

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    mborg10 Michael Borg

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    This may not be something a regular person thinks of, but a program that has 1000s of colour variations to control a colored light display can be a bit much for someone whose colorblind. Some might ask why do a colour display if your colorblind.

    Well I still see colour, I just see it differently and my brain sometimes can't tell me what that colour is, but it still flashes and changes colour and makes me go ohhh ahhhh.

    In fact colour is a brains interpretation of light entering the eyes. So what you see as red is a different red to everybody else's red. No red is the same for any one person. You cannot describe what red is to someone else. You can describe things which you have been told are red, but you cannot describe red. It is totally individual. There is a youtube video of a blind man trying to describe colour and he can't because his eyes have never interpreted colour.

    What's all this mean. I use a program autocad everyday which is based around colour, but each colour is assigned a number. Eg red = 1. I use the numbers not the colours. It would be nice if when I choose a colour in LSP I could also see its number. That way when I assign a chase with colour 1, I know everyone is seeing red.

    Just some food for thought.
     
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    don't think that it will happen they are having enough fun programing for the season let alone working ona numbered colour chart
     
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    Good news for you, There has been the addition with future releases of LSP to include names to colours (possibly for this exact reason) So it will be a matter of selecting the colour according to the name of that colour next to the box itself.
     
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    but what happens about shades of colours???
     
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    DeeJai Is that Magic Smoke?!?

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    well, obviously there cant be 66 million or whatever different names to the colours, but there will be a largish list.

    It is definately something to be added to the feature request IRT asking for the hover text to show what colour the main choices are within LSP tho

    Hopefully this will be rolled out in the next version public release
     
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    mborg10 Michael Borg

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    Re: Lightshowpro & couloir blindness.

    Shades are still colours and they are still limited. Just means instead of a number that's 1 to 256 the number looks more like 926,543,689. It also means if you choose a custom shade you can select the same custom shade next time. It has to have a value against it. Think if it as an address for the computer
     
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    IMO .. anything over about 18-24 colors + white, is a waste anyways .. at night, flashing on and off, dancing, moving, etc. you could use 3 different slight shade differences of red, and when asked people would say "yes, I saw red flash 3 times", and I'll bet not a one for them would be able to tell you the reds were slightly different.
     
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    Re: Lightshowpro & couloir blindness.

    I agree. If you are running chases colour fades and things like that, I think basic colours are all you need and all the audience will see. Autocad my drafting program only really uses 8 main colours. Red yellow green blue magenta cyan white and grey. Of course there are lots more colours to choose from but there variations are that minimal it is too hard to distinguish the difference and it's pointless to use them on a regular basis. Having more colours is still beneficial when doing a video matrix, but the computer selects these automatically, not the user.
     

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