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Hello

I can successfully mix the colours RGB in the context of light to get different colours but I am not sure how to mix colours in the context of 'paints' ie RYB mixing them all gives brown etc. Could anyone give me some pointers where how/where to look when it comes to mixing 'paint colours'

Thanks very much for anyone who is able to help me
 
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Try to look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RGB_color_model

it is Wikipedias article on the RGB colour model.



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Here's a useful little tool that allows you to select two RGB values and mix them together.
 
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Hey, I think you guys are misunderstanding. Mr. (or is it Mrs.?) luppy ALREADY knows about RGB color mixing, but he/she wants to know more about RYB. This is completely different, as mixing all the colors together gives you BLACK instead of WHITE. I found a website with vast information on this issue, and it is far beyond the scope of what I wish to study. http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/color6.html#theoryadd
It's more theory than just simple calculations, it looks like. But obviously it can be translated into formulas, as it has been done.
[ April 02, 2007: Message edited by: Eric Daly ]
 
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Thanks Eric you are completely right, ill check out the link, cheers
 
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Just out of curiosity, just what does your question have to do with Java? Are you trying to make a program to mix colors and give you the result?
 
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Ok, because it seems like it would take a lot of work (or maybe it's just me) to make a program to do that. If it were my project I'd probably try to find some source code somewhere... Or use a tool that's already been made. I am curious now to find out how some of these programs are coded though. I wonder if there's a complicated algorithm, or if it's pretty simple.
 
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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