Background colors in pallets

Kenneth BellKenneth Bell Registered User
I would love to have the option of being able customize the background color of the pallet windows. This would be particularly useful in color pallets as it would give more of a visual look to the pallet. Example red pallets could have a red background. The best would be if it could represent the color chosen automatically.

In other pallets it could also be useful. Beam pallets could easily recognized as which gobo wheel they are controlling. IE. all wheel one would be blue and all wheel 2 red.

Key stroke could be pig+set to change background color.


  • danhoffdanhoff Registered User
    edited January 2009
    To take that thought a little bit further - wouldn't it be useful if beam palettes could actually display an image of the gobo or effect that they represent?
    Customizable, of course, so that you could load a .jpg or .gif of your custom gobo onto a thumbdrive and copy it into the show....
    Even for effects like prism and iris, or gobo rotation, having a graphical representation would be a vast improvement (IMHO) over the current text-only labels. Text labels were great in the Hog2 era, but isn't the graphics engine behind Hog3 capable of handling something like this?
    Further, wouldn't it be useful for media server programming, if palettes could display thumbnail images of content?
  • amir877amir877 Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Kenneth & Dan,

    it's called a Compulite Vector.
  • Joe BleasdaleJoe Bleasdale Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Adding colour to the background of palletes is a noted enhancement an will be implememted.
  • amersonamerson Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Hopefully not just color, but a jpg file could be used, so I could make whatever color or picture I desired. The gel picker does this already. I wonder how complex it is to give the user access to this capability.
  • dollerdoller Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Backround in palletes in color a good idea or a symbol or jpg file .Brad said in july it is a plan for future??

  • bradpepebradpepe Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited January 2009

    we do plan to add color coding, jpgs and the like to the directories. We are currently evaluating our plans for upcoming releases so I do not have a timeline for these features, but they are high on the list.
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