A color palette is a very small bitmap with one single row of pixels that contains one pixel of each color that can be randomly chosen for a vehicle's base color. These colors are visible when the color map has transparency.
Components of a Color PaletteEdit
A vehicle's color palette has two components:
- Colored Pixels (RGB)
- Palette Dimensions
These colored pixels make up the base texture of a color palette and provide a 3D vehicle model with colors to randomly chose from.
Colored Pixels (RGB)Edit
Each pixel in a color palette can be randomly selected for use as a vehicle's base color.
A vehicle color palette must only be 1 pixel in height, but can be any number of pixels wide. For example, a color palette 1px high and 10px wide will produce colors with a 10% chance of being generated. A color palette with 1px in height and 100px in width will produce colors with a 1% chance of being generated.
SimCity's default vehicle color palettes are usually found in increments of 2, 4, and 8 pixels wide.