Importing SU colours into LO

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Importing SU colours into LO

Postby utiler » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:19 am

Ok, maybe another D'oh! moment here....

I've created a colour sampler of pastels in SU based on this image:


colours-pasteles.jpg


and want to use it in LO as well.

I thought I'd be able to import the model and explode it to get colour values but NOOOO!!!!

Does anyone knowhow to other than setting it up manually in LO?
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Re: Importing SU colours into LO

Postby juju » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:59 pm

Have you tried making a scrapbook with each of the items made separate groups, and not grouping all?
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Re: Importing SU colours into LO

Postby utiler » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:06 pm

Thanks juju, what I'm asking is there a way to bring in SU colours into LO. exporting the SU file to LO and making a scrapbook file doesn't make any difference... even if you explode the file.
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Re: Importing SU colours into LO

Postby JQL » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:17 am

I'm thinking of a workaround:

1 - Add Bitmap to Mats (plugin);
2 - Export material textures to folder (there's a plugin for that too, that I've seen around);
3 - Use that folder in LO by creating a custom pattern fill collection.

If you don't find the plugins, shout, that I will help you search for them.
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Re: Importing SU colours into LO

Postby baz » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:26 am

Can't you use the eyedropper tool in LO to sample the colour?
Or am I missing the point?
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Re: Importing SU colours into LO

Postby baz » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:40 am

Try exploding the 'Vector' model in LO and ungroup until you just have the colour swatches.
Does that get you what you want?


colour swatch test.JPG
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Re: Importing SU colours into LO

Postby Dave R » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:26 am

Creating a scrapbook of the color swatches ala Baz is a good way to manage it.
Screenshot - 3_9_2017 , 8_27_54 PM.png


Another way would be to export an image of the colors from SU and choose that image in the Colors inspector window in LO.
Screenshot - 3_9_2017 , 8_32_22 PM.png
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Re: Importing SU colours into LO

Postby utiler » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:22 am

baz wrote:Try exploding the 'Vector' model in LO and ungroup until you just have the colour swatches.
Does that get you what you want?


colour swatch test.JPG



That is what I was trying to do, Baz. Cheers!! Didn't think to convert to vector first....

Thanks to you, Dave and JQL for your input as well. Really appreciate it. :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Importing SU colours into LO

Postby baz » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:31 am

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Re: Importing SU colours into LO

Postby utiler » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:59 am

Just revisiting this thread; when converting colours to vector and exploding down to base elements, any colours with opacity levels altered will come in as full colour.
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Re: Importing SU colours into LO

Postby baz » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:17 am

utiler wrote:Just revisiting this thread; when converting colours to vector and exploding down to base elements, any colours with opacity levels altered will come in as full colour.


That is just a condition of vectorizing the file. Same as when you lose shadows etc.
You can get your opacity colours in hybrid or raster. But with less editing capabilities.
But then you are back where you started I suppose.
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Re: Importing SU colours into LO

Postby utiler » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:39 am

Here's the LO file for any of you who want to use it.... thanks for all your input, guys.
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Re: Importing SU colours into LO

Postby Richard » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:29 am

utiler wrote:Just revisiting this thread; when converting colours to vector and exploding down to base elements, any colours with opacity levels altered will come in as full colour.


You could then just reapply the opacity level, though I'd be inclined to change the mode of the colour editor and add white.
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