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Colour Ramp

Colour ramp is a method of shading polygonal models and surfaces to blend colours together. Colour ramp surfaces shading is varied in brightness across each of the polygons in the same manner as gourand shading, but without the single colour. Instead, two or more corners of the polygon are assigned different colours, and gourand shading is applied to each, mapping out across the polygon.

The two colour maps are then combined and interpolated to give the polygon?s final colour range. This technique is used frequently, when blending one colour seamlessly into another.

Colour ramp may also be known as colour graduated surfaces

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The colour of minerals
Interesting paper on the various causes of a mineral's particular colour.

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Processing an Avatar's Facial Colour
Researchers at Toyohashi University of Technology have discovered that the human bain processes the colour of a face separately to the features of that face. This is an interesting development, especially when placed in the context of crafting personalised avatar forms for AI sales agents and other interactive AI in virtual space.

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Large Image Display: The Stepford Wives: Blending Displays with Drapes
There are several potential ways this display is working. One of the simplest and most plausible is a colour e-paper display behind a completely transparent display medium. The e-paper handles the picture, 'refreshing' the colour display to a matt black when the layer in front, the graphical display is activated. As soon as that deactivates, the 'oil' is re-drawn. Simple, elegant, and still far beyond us.

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Virtual Worlds for Learning
A detailed article, originally published in ?Cable in The Classroom? Educational periodical, in August 2004, details in an easy-read format, just the sort of possibilities for education virtual worlds hold in the near future, and how they are likely to ramp up attendance and learning abilities. Note: PDF document, 343kb

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Using UAVs to Ramp up Development of Aerial Sensor Webs
In concept it is quite brilliant using a small, cheap, practically 3D printable unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to greatly accelerate the development of aerial sensors, by allowing them to quickly and easily be fitted to the UAV, and launched into the air without a moment's hesitation. Something needs tweaking, the small plane is landed, the sensor detached, tweaked, reattached and the whole thing lifts again.

This book?s author essentially sees CGI imagery as the next great art-form. This book, is an art book, filled with lavish full colour spreads of image captures from passive VR. Both TV and feature film type.

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Large Image Display: Animatrix: A Detective Story: The Red Queen
As 'Find the Red Queen' shows, a world with a palette leaning towards the dark and depressive, does not have to be entirely gray scale. A little splash of colour, can have impact without seeming too out of place, providing it is grainy, dirty, and somewhat washed out, just like the rest of the world.

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Lego AR Kiosks: Colour Magic Symbol
At the beginning of 2009, Lego announced in a press release that they were teaming with German AR developer Metaio to develop an augmented reality solution for Lego kits. This went on sale in Germany and California, as test markets. So far, the test is not over, but from all indications they are doing very well.

The Art Models series is three books long and growing. This, the second of the volumes, is smaller than the first, and available in hardback only. Unlike the first book, it shows models of both genders, in a variety of artistic yet practical poses, in full colour and large photos. Contains DVD material.

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Animatrix: A Detective Story
A Detective story is unique in the Animatrix set, because it deliberately uses a different colour palette for the world. All characters seem to get on with the changed palette and treat it as normal, a grainy, yellowing film noir look. If that palette and those colours are all you have ever known, you are going to accept them as real.


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Colour is normally thought of as a fundamental attribute of an object: a red Corvette, a blue lake, a pink flamingo. Yet despite this popular notion, new research suggests that our perception of colour is malleable, and relies heavily on bi...

Revolutionary new transparent lenses have been developed by researcher Chunye Xu, a chemical engineer at the University of Washington at Seattle, which can change colour on demand, from clear to any colour of the spectrum.


E Ink Corporation of Cambridge, Massachusetts, says it will be demonstrating a colour version of its e-paper at the Society for Information Display conference in San Antonio, Texas, on 31 May, and that products based on its colour e-paper w...

Philips Research has developed a novel colour e-paper technology that opens up new design opportunities for personalizing electronic devices. This means that the colour and appearance, of the device?s surface, for example an MP3 player or m...

University of Toronto researchers have created a full colour display medium that is made from just one single material stretched over it?s surface. Almost paper thin, and extremely flexible, it may well hold the key for low-cost flexible di...