Managing Palettes

The Harmony Network solution incorporates palettes which hold all of the colours needed to paint elements, a concept that brings complete control and consistency to the painting process. A palette is created by assigning a set of colours to each character, prop or effect. The colour artist will create a new palette and add a new colour, called a colour pot, for each zone of the character, such as the skin, hair, tongue, shirt, pants and so on.

When a zone on a character is painted with the colour contained in a colour pot, a link is automatically created between that colour pot and the zone. This means that if the tint of the colour in the colour pot is modified, any zone that is linked to it will automatically update to the new tint. This saves time and money spent on your production. Another advantage of this system is that you can also create complete palettes for different lighting situations. For instance, in addition to the regular palette for a character, you can have one for that character in the rain, using colours that are muted and less vibrant than the dry daytime colours, or another for use in a night scene. Using palettes that are linked to your character this way allows you to instantly change colouring to suit the mood and atmosphere of the scene without tediously repainting each element.

Related Topics 

Creating a Palette in Harmony
Palette Operations
Palette Storage
Palette Backup