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Color Gradient Generator

by YuckFoo (Abbot)
on Nov 22, 2005 at 20:45 UTC ( #510896=CUFP: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

This program uses a (quarter of a) sine wave to vary red, green, and blue values from 0 to 1 over the range of the gradient. Offsets for each component are used to determine the starting point of the wave.


#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use CGI qw(:standard *table :nodebug); use Data::Dumper; #------------------- # Configuration my $NUM_STEPS = 32; # Number of colors in gradient my $WRAPPING = 1; # Makes the end match the beginning my $OUT_HTML = 1; # Output as HTML, otherwise Dumper #------------------- my $PI = atan2(0, -1); my $USE_STEPS = $WRAPPING ? $NUM_STEPS : $NUM_STEPS * 2; my $EACH_STEP = $PI / $USE_STEPS; my $offs = make_offsets_random(); my $grad = make_gradient($offs); if ($OUT_HTML) { output_html($offs, $grad); } else { output_dump($offs, $grad); } #----------------------------------------------------------- sub make_gradient { my $offs = shift; my @grad; for my $i (0..$NUM_STEPS-1) { push @grad, make_rgb($i, $offs); } return \@grad; } #----------------------------------------------------------- sub make_rgb { my $i = shift; my $offs = shift; my $r = ($i + $offs->{r}) % $USE_STEPS; my $g = ($i + $offs->{g}) % $USE_STEPS; my $b = ($i + $offs->{b}) % $USE_STEPS; return sprintf "%2.2x%2.2x%2.2x", int(sin($r * $EACH_STEP) * 255), int(sin($g * $EACH_STEP) * 255), int(sin($b * $EACH_STEP) * 255); } #----------------------------------------------------------- sub make_offsets_random { return { r => int(rand() * $USE_STEPS), g => int(rand() * $USE_STEPS), b => int(rand() * $USE_STEPS), }; } #----------------------------------------------------------- sub output_html { my $offs = shift; my $grad = shift; print header(); print start_html(); print start_table({-cellspacing=>0}); my @rows; push @rows, Tr(td("Offsets $offs->{r} $offs->{g} $offs->{b}")); for my $i (@$grad) { push @rows, Tr(td({-bgcolor=>$i}, $i)); } print join("\n", @rows); print end_table(); print end_html(); } #----------------------------------------------------------- sub output_dump { my $offs = shift; my $grad = shift; print Dumper $offs; print Dumper $grad; }

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Re: Color Gradient Generator (HTML::Rainbow)
by grinder (Bishop) on Nov 23, 2005 at 11:14 UTC

    There is, of course, a CPAN module that does this: see HTML::Rainbow. :-)

    • another intruder with the mooring in the heart of the Perl

Re: Color Gradient Generator
by hasimir44 (Sexton) on Dec 12, 2005 at 09:43 UTC
    I had to change:
    for my $i (@$grad) { push @rows, Tr(td({-bgcolor=>$i}, $i)); }
    for my $i (@$grad) { push @rows, Tr(td({-bgcolor=>"#$i"}, $i)); }

    and it works great. This is going to be fun to play with.. There seems to be a module for everything, but it's also cool to see it laid out like this..

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