Forza Motorsport 4 Color Creation Database [Work in Progress]

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  1. Terronium-12

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    - Image stolen from Kyle and then edited. Thank you, Kyle.

    The following has been borrowed from eek5's thread tutorial on the many tips and tricks within Forza's livery editor:

    You can find the entire thread here

    Now to take this one step further and get accurate manufacturer body color swatches, and while FM lacks the variety of color densities seen in GT5 it's main advantage is exactly this - being able to create (or modify) colors at any given point. For free. With that said let's get things moving, shall we?

    It should be noted beforehand that while the calculations involved are effective, they are not going to be 100% precise. You will have to adjust the ranges as necessary until you've acquired the desired color and/or effect - a bit of trial and error if you prefer. You can also take the colors available directly in the game and translate them here, however, it's imperative that it's listed under the name of the color... or at least the closest you can find according to the year of the vehicle.

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    Legend

    L (Left): The foremost first click.
    M (Middle): The foremost middle click.
    R (Right): The foremost last click before advancing to the next number.

    Color Creation Worksheet

    (Current Color Count: 202)

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    These are the first few colors I'll be updating and of course you all are free to contribute as well. These will eventually be comprised into a spreadsheet for ease of use. If one of you wants to jump the gun and get that rolling now then, again, feel free.
     
  2. Fezz_ST

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    If anyone knows how to make Midnight Purple, hurry up and post it in here so I can steal it :sly:

    Nice tutorial
     
  3. Terronium-12

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    Done. See the OP.

    EDIT: Speaking of the OP it should be easier to read now.
     
  4. Fezz_ST

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    Ooooooooooooo, pretty sure all my cars are going to be MP from now on!
     
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    Next time I'm on, I can put the code for a more-accurate Focus RS green.

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    Heh, what makes you think my OCD hasn't had me cataloging these things already? ;)

    I'm at the lady's, so no files with me, but if I could make a small suggestion, to keep things neater: I've been recording things with the code of, say, 82L, 82M, and 82R to deal with the portions. Most numbers have three clicks before moving down/up, so Left, Middle, Right made the most sense to me. I have ran into a few times where there's been 4 instances of a number, so I just modify it to L1, L2, R1, R2.

    I'll post some of mine up once I'm home!
     
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    Midnight Purple II [Nissan]

    Color 1

    Hue: 85L
    Saturation: 33R
    Brightness: 33L

    Color 2

    Hue: 62L
    Saturation: 48M
    Brightness: 62M

    * Use any two-tone special color. You can adjust each color by pressing X or Y.
     
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    Turn 10 has failed to make the color of my Civic look anywhere close to accurate. And I can't seem to do much better - I usually just end up with a silver color. If anyone else would like to give it a shot, I'd appreciate it. Its Galaxy Gray Metallic, in case you want more reference pictures.

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    If that brownish metallic in the game is supposed to be Galaxy Gray then I can see exactly how it turned out that way.

    Well, from within Photoshop anyway. :p

    On to the experiments. Shouldn't take any longer than 2-5 minutes of tinkering.
     
  10. HELLAFLUSH240SX

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    This is pretty cool, there is a slot of colors I want.....just have to think of them lol.
     
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    Galaxy Gray Metallic [Honda]

    Color 1

    Hue: 22L
    Saturation: 06R
    Brightness: 63L

    Color 2

    Hue: 33R (Alternatively: 27L)
    Saturation: 01L (Alternatively: 09L)
    Brightness: 55L (Alternatively: 42L)

    * Use any two-tone special color. You can adjust each color by pressing X or Y.
     
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    Ultimate Opal Black [Nissan]

    Color 1

    Hue: 09R
    Saturation: 26L
    Brightness: 12L

    Color 2

    Hue: 92L
    Saturation: 50L
    Brightness: 40L

    * Use any two-tone special color. You can adjust each color by pressing X or Y.
     
  13. imported_Eric

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    Cool, I'll check that out when I get home! :tup:

    I'm guessing you sampled the darker shades and the lighter shades and used each of them in the Special Color?
     
  14. Terronium-12

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    Basically, yeah.

    I found one with the metallic sheen gleaming and I wound up with a bit of brown (pretty much the same tint that's in the game) so I had to use a picture like the one you posted above where there's no intense light refraction.

    If it isn't accurate let me know.
     
  15. 95GTIVR6

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    In FM3 I found someone who had created a very good copy of the color of my 2008 Mazdaspeed3.

    Cosmic Blue Mica was only available on the 2007 - 2008 MS3 and I would like to match it if I could. There is a special color that is close but not perfect.

    I have been looking for a while for this.
     
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    A bit of a problem.

    Which of these is the right one? 1 or 2
     
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    Number 1
     
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    Cosmic Blue Mica [Mazda]

    Color 1

    Hue: 63R
    Saturation: 28R
    Brightness: 69L

    Color 2

    Hue: 64L
    Saturation: 26R
    Brightness: 40R

    * Use any two-tone special color. You can adjust each color by pressing X or Y.
     
  19. GLR Asteroid

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    Is there any way to get a Matt Black ?
     
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    Unless the car itself has a Matt or Matte finish, no.
     
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    YOU SIR, are awesome. Many thanks.
     
  22. Terronium-12

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    No problem. If it isn't accurate let me know.

    Why this is so fun I'll never understand. :lol:
     
  23. Fezz_ST

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    Here is a shot I took earlier of Terronium's Midnight Purple II

    It's gorgeous

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    Plum Crazy [Plymouth]

    Color 1

    Hue: 71L
    Saturation: 68M
    Brightness: 58L

    Color 2

    Hue: 74L
    Saturation: 40L
    Brightness: 87L

    * Use any two-tone special color. You can adjust each color by pressing X or Y.
     
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    I have a request: Sable métallisé, by Citroën. Thanks.

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    Sable Métallisé [Citroën]

    Color 1

    Hue: 10L
    Saturation: 41L
    Brightness: 65L

    Color 2

    Hue: 10L
    Saturation: 41L
    Brightness: 71L

    * Use any two-tone special color. You can adjust each color by pressing X or Y.

    Chameleon Orange [TVR]

    Color 1

    Hue: 05M
    Saturation: 93M
    Brightness: 99L

    Color 2

    Hue: 17R
    Saturation: 90R
    Brightness: 99L

    * Use any two-tone special color. You can adjust each color by pressing X or Y.
     
  27. Shant J.

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    Thank you!
     
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    No problem! :D

    As I keep saying, if it isn't accurate enough let me know.
     
  29. This is a thread I've never thought of seeing. This is great. Props for the Idea.
     
  30. Terronium-12

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    Thanks. This is what happens when you're wondering how you can make things more enjoyable than they already are. Now, how this is fun, exactly, I can't tell you. :p

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    Cascade Indigo [TVR]

    Color 1

    Hue: 02M
    Saturation: 92R
    Brightness: 51R

    Color 2

    Hue: 67L
    Saturation: 62M
    Brightness: 38R

    * Use any two-tone special color. You can adjust each color by pressing X or Y.

    NOTE: Cascade Indigo is an option in the game when buying the Sagaris, however, it doesn't really capture the transition from dark red to a near black very well (at least not to my eyes). One of my favorite colors across the board. If only we could mix three colors...