View Full Version : LW Colour Picker

11 November 2002, 01:43 PM
I seem to remember reading somewhere that if you use the Colour Picker in lightwave and hold down a certain key, you can pick a colour from anywhere on the monitor... is there any truth to this?

11 November 2002, 08:19 PM
Whoa! --- That would be seriously cool. -- If it's not true that you can do that.... it should certainly be built into the next version of Lightwave!

In the mean time. -- You can use "Picky" -- It's a Lightwave Color picker plugin that replaces the errr.... lightwave color picker. It has the ability to load an image and then grab RGB values right from that picture. -- It also works with HDRI pics aswell! It is actually quite often that I take a screen grab, load it into Photoshop, save it as a bmp... (only works with bmp's) and then load the bmp into "picky" to grab the color, then switch back to the default Lightwave color picker. -- Sometimes I use Picky exclusivly... but I like the gradient options of the Lightwave Color Picker to much.

Picky can be found here:

And here is a screen shot of the interface:

11 November 2002, 11:12 PM
Here's what I use at the moment. It's designed for colourblind people like myself, but I can see alot of other people getting some good use out of it.


11 November 2002, 03:15 AM
You can get RGB values directly off the screen if you have rendered with Image viewer active. You cant actually pick colors off it but you can get RGB values.

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