The Safety Palette Every Which Way But Loose
by Mark J. McGinty
The vertical radiobuttons represent each set of directions in which the
colorref bytes can be rendered (byte_1, byte_2, byte_3; each of which may be
rendered in forward or reverse.) The horizontal radiobuttons
represent the color with which each variation is weighted.
Note that all 48 combinations use the same 216 colors,
and each combination is discretely different.
Ok, that description doesn't mean much to me either, let's try it another way... Each
pair of horizontal buttons uses two colors that fade to white, and two that
fade to black; each button in a given pair flips the direction those fades of each
color are rendered. (Both buttons in a given pair fade the same colors.)
The vertical buttons change which corner of the cube will be black and which
will be white. Those corners always oppose each other. A cube has 8 corners,
therefore 8 possibile directions... bah, screw it, I give up.
Each 6x6 table represents a slice of the 6x6x6 cube, upper-left
being the front (or top), lower-right being the back (or bottom.)
There is a page on the net that shall remain nameless,
that pretends to know something about the safety pallette, but,
through laziness or stupidity, has tables of colors that are
labeled incorrectly. Nice job guys... maybe wanna give that