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Offline trvcic

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« Posted 2013-09-09 20:46:48 »

For a 2d sprite simulation I have a grouping of different sized planets. Their size represents their mass. The each have a randomly generated color. When they collide I would like to mix the colors based on their mass, ie a small black + a big white should be slightly gray. How can I do this in a RGB system?

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2013-09-09 20:59:05 »

Not sure if I got the question right but... maybe add the colors and divide by two?

color.r = (color1.r + color2.r)/2
color.g = (color1.g + color2.g)/2
color.b = (color1.b+ color2.b)/2
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« Reply #2 - Posted 2013-09-09 21:01:39 »

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int totalMass = a.mass + b.mass;
int r = ((a.r * a.mass) + (b.r * b.mass)) / totalMass;
int g = ((a.g * a.mass) + (b.g * b.mass)) / totalMass;
int b = ((a.b * a.mass) + (b.b * b.mass)) / totalMass;

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2013-09-09 21:02:45 »

It is just a weighted average:

(color1 * diameter1 * diameter1) + (color2 * diameter2 * diameter2) / (diameter1 * diameter1 + diameter2 * diameter2)

Er, yes, as per riven's post, my method is 2D which can be considered wrong. Of course the color derives from the surface layer so considering diameter squared is arguably better than considering mass.

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2013-09-09 21:03:29 »

It is just a weighted average:

(color1 * diameter1 * diameter1) + (color2 * diameter2 * diameter2) / (diameter1 * diameter1 + diameter2 * diameter2)
Planets are spheres, not circles.



Er, yes, as per riven's post, my method is 2D which can be considered wrong. Of course the color derives from the surface layer so considering diameter squared is arguably better than considering mass.
When planets collide, their original surfaces won't be very important Smiley

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2013-09-09 21:07:41 »

But they aren't the same color the whole way through... :-) And the light crust will rise to the top regardless. If the small black planet is pure iron, and the white planet is mostly quartz, the new planet is going to be white.

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2013-09-09 21:11:07 »

thanks this is what I needed. I was near doing this, but was confusing the area/ mass with the diameter. Tongue

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2013-09-09 21:13:11 »

Actually, if the planets are anywhere near equal in size, the color of the new planet will be glowing red lava! (assuming rocky planets)  Grin

Maybe make the planets go red on impact, and then let them cool down over time to the weighted average color?

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« Reply #8 - Posted 2013-09-22 11:29:58 »

Unless the orbits are almost identical, the two planets wouldn't coalesce anyway Smiley
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