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Journal for Geometry and Graphics 20 (2016), No. 1, 115--126
Copyright Heldermann Verlag 2016



Color Scheme Scrapbook Using A Character Color Palette Template

Ryuta Motegi
Division of Industrial Art, Faculty of System Design, Metropolitan University, 6-6 Asahigaoka, Hino City - Tokyo, Japan 191-0065
motegi@tmu.ac.jp

Yoshihisa Kanematsu
Division of Industrial Art, Faculty of System Design, Metropolitan University, 6-6 Asahigaoka, Hino City - Tokyo, Japan 191-0065
ykanematsu0913@gmail.com

Takahiro Tsuchida
Advanced Center for Computing and Communication, Riken 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako - Saitama, Japan 351-0198
t_tsuchida@riken.jp

Koji Mikami
School of Media Science, University of Technology, 1404-1 Katakuramachi, Hachioji City, Tokyo 192-0982, Japan
mikami@stf.teu.ac.jp

Kunio Kondo
School of Media Science, University of Technology, 1404-1 Katakuramachi, Hachioji City, Tokyo 192-0982, Japan
kondo@stf.teu.ac.jp



The visual appearance of a character is just as important as the script when it comes to convey the personality and charm to the audience. Our Design Engine aimed to improve the efficiency of character development by providing support to the planning phase, where the character blueprints are drawn based on literal information provided by the producer. Previous research exists on color scheme design work, but these methods are not useful for character design for producers and directors. This paper aims to provide a character color scheme support system that uses a scrapbook made up of the color palettes of existing characters. This is one part of our Design Engine, whose purpose is to support the process of character making that is based on only literal information. The concept of the Digital Scrapbook is to set up a personal database that helps creators to pin down the appearance of characters the designers want to sketch.

Keywords: CG, Character Design, Character Making, Color Scheme, Color Palette, Scrapbook.

MSC: 68U05

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