Re: TDPACK and colors

From: David Kennison <kennison_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 13:43:46 -0600

Joe,

This is due to an underlying limit in our implementation of GKS.
Some thought is being given to changing our display model from GKS to
"cairo"; this would, among other things, allow the use of an
essentially infinite number of colors.

Dave Kennison

On Oct 23, 2008, at 1:24 PM, Joe Crepeau wrote:

> I may have asked this question before, but I canít find
> any record of it. I apologize if I have.
>
>
>
> Iím using TDPACK to produce isosurfaces of my data. It is working
> well. The only problem is that it appears to be very limited on
> the number of colors that can be generated. There is the concept
> of number of layers and number of shades where the number of layers
> corresponds to the number of colors and the number of shades is the
> number of shades of each color. Apparently the limit of nlayers
> times nshades is 256 (roughly). Is there a way to increase this?
> It would certainly make the isosurfaces look much better if you
> could increase the number of shades and leave the number of colors
> the same. Right now I can have 32 colors and only 7 shades of each
> color.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Joe
>
>
>
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