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Keyboard Color Chooser
« on: Sat, 16 February 2013, 08:53:32 »
I've built this to help me find the right ABS color code.

http://lab.cubiq.org/kbcc/

Hope you find it useful. If you like it, help me improve it. I miss some color codes (they are named UNKN# or they end with XX), and I'd need a better photo for the color chips.

If you have the color ring, please scan all colors or take a picture without flash over a white background (1 sheet of paper is not enough unless you have a white desktop!).

Suggestions are welcome.

PS: this is just to help you pick the ABS color code, it's not to design keyboards

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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 16 February 2013, 23:14:39 »
Very awesome little tool, man you program some pretty sweet stuff

this saves so much time in making mock ups and then scrapping it because it looks like trash
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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 16 February 2013, 23:15:42 »
I second that motion! You should put up your keyboard designer thingy too Matt!
You may want to allow the changing of colors for each key/ for the modifers etc, to make it a bit easier to make keycap renders for GBs. Also, would it be possible to use the Cherry Font if it was availible?
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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 16 February 2013, 23:18:33 »
to anyone who is using this: remember that this is not 100% perfect because most monitors are not really color calibrated. (i just realized this because i use F.lux haha)

anyway, this is pretty cool to try out combinations.

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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 16 February 2013, 23:34:35 »
Sweet - If you take junk in your suggestion box - I would ask for frame color as well...

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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 16 February 2013, 23:37:04 »
Very cool!

I would also suggest changing legends and doing different mod. colors. But I'm sure you're already working on that :D

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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 16 February 2013, 23:48:23 »
would be awesome to combine it with something like This

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« Reply #7 on: Sat, 16 February 2013, 23:52:20 »
Okay, this is freaking awesome. Several high fives.
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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 02:03:09 »
You may want to allow the changing of colors for each key/ for the modifers etc

yeah that's in my to-do, at least mods+alpha

Also, would it be possible to use the Cherry Font if it was availible?

I couldn't find it, is there a TTF somewhere?

I would ask for frame color as well...

noted :)


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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 02:07:21 »
Very nice! Certainly a lot faster than doing the same in Paint.
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« Reply #10 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 02:25:15 »
Very nice! Certainly a lot faster than doing the same in Paint.
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Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 02:34:07 »
Yea this is pretty trick. Nice job !
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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 03:15:29 »
awesome!

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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 14:27:39 »
Very cool!
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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 14:33:40 »
Never! I did this in paint!
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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 15:49:07 »
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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 17 February 2013, 15:53:55 »
Very nice! Certainly a lot faster than doing the same in Paint.
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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 28 February 2013, 19:11:18 »
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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 28 February 2013, 19:27:49 »
ok somebody make this happen


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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 28 February 2013, 19:48:16 »
This tool is awesome!! Thanks again matt3o! Your contributions are huge and very appreciated!

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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 28 February 2013, 19:51:17 »
Yeah, this is really awesome...still waiting on the ability to invert the colors for the mods though :D
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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 01 March 2013, 02:22:18 »
now that the DSA Retro GB is almost over I can put my head back to this :)

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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 02 March 2013, 08:16:00 »
updated colors and better sorting

http://lab.cubiq.org/kbcc/

cheers!

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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 02 March 2013, 10:23:22 »
Awesome tool! Maybe you could also allow us to change the top cover case of the keyboard too? That'd be great!
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« Reply #24 on: Sat, 02 March 2013, 11:26:47 »
Adding my praise as well.  Great work! Individual keycaps are next right? :D

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« Reply #25 on: Sun, 03 March 2013, 16:09:48 »
If you can get this to output a file that Kaporkle can then render.... pure win.
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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 03 March 2013, 20:40:15 »
Well done Matt3o, simple, functional, impressive.

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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 04 March 2013, 10:21:05 »
Nice work.

Didn't realize there were SO many ugly yellows to choose from. :P

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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 04:13:42 »
Very handy tool! Thank you!

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Re: Keyboard Color Chooser
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 10:16:54 »
update

now you can choose mods and alpha colors

http://lab.cubiq.org/kbcc/#GFW,WA,UNKN4,WA

you may need to refresh a couple of times to kill browser cache.

hint: you can switch from MODS to ALPHA with the Spacebar.

PS: actually that color combo is pretty sexy
« Last Edit: Tue, 05 March 2013, 10:22:14 by Matt3o »