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Gel color in worksheet

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You can't do it automatically, you must manually assign the color.

When you use a color, the lighting device looks up the RGB values and then creates a color with the proper name and RGB value.

If you look in the color picker you can see the colors and names created by the lighting device.


It could be done by scripting but there is nothing built into the worksheet to handle this.

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@the.dreamer Probably not what you're looking for but maybe this will work:


 - Create a custom "lighting device" symbol representing a frame in the color scroll.  Could be a simple rectangle.

 - Assign the geometry within the symbol to a class, something like "Lighting-Notes-Gel Color".

 - Navigate to Document Settings>Spotlight Preferences> classes and color.  Enable "modify lighting instrument color".  Select "color field" and "use color field for the fill color".  Next to the "modify only geometry in the class:" select the class you wish to modify... in this example it would be Lighting-Notes-Gel Color.

 - Once you save those settings you should be able to input the color field at the symbol and the fill will change to represent that color.

 - Take it a step further and add a label legend that only displays the color field.


Again, might not be exactly what you're trying to accomplish but it's at least a way to graphically represent the gel string.

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