πŸͺ…Colour Choice & Strategy

Learn to use colour like a pro, whether you want to choose from the Sandbox Extended Palette or create a custom palette of your own and develop a unique art style for an Experience.

Light & Colour in The Sandbox

Learn about managing one palette in the Modeler's Palette Panel.

Learn about managing multiple shared palettes in a compound or animated asset in the Animator's Library Panel.

Reference: Colour in VoxEdit

  • Hue is the colour base

  • Saturation is intensity

  • Lightness is:

    • ⬆️tint (whiter)

    • ⬇️shade (blacker)

This button switches the colour into a mode that creates the illusion of casting a glowing light from the asset when used in an Experience. Tip: To make an asset shine light on other assets placed in an Experience, use Light behaviour.

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Colour Theory

A colour sphere (below) is a 3D representation of hue, saturation, lightness, and darkness.

  • Hue - the pure base of a colour

  • Tint - lightness applied to a hue

  • Shade - darkness applied to a hue

  • Saturation - the intensity applied to a hue

A colour wheel (below) is a simple 2D visual aid that arranges colour by wavelength. It's useful for selecting colour combinations that can be adjusted in lightness/darkness and saturation to create the mood for your art.

A variety of colour strategies are shown below: primary, analogous, secondary, complimentary, square, and split complementary.

​Cohesiveness

EXPERIENCE ART & NFT SALES

Create a unique and cohesive art style for an Experience or a group of related assets to sell on the Marketplace so they blend together quite well.

An easy strategy for creating an attractive palette of colours that work well together:

  1. Pick a hue combination (above)

  2. Set saturation and lightness for mood

  3. Make multiple colour blends with different hues, but similar saturation and lightness

VoxEdit allows for 5 custom palettes per asset in the Animator (one palette per model).

Troubleshooting Colour

Sometimes an asset just doesn't look right and it's hard to figure out why. Use the ideas below from Designmantic to try some potential solutions.

Right Click this Image from Designmantic to see it at full resolution in a new tab.

Adding Colours from Screen to Palette

To save time with pre-made palettes, you can find many resources online, such as Color Hunt.

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