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falsecolor - make a false color RADIANCE picture


falsecolor [ -i input ][ -p picture ][ -cb | -cl | -cp ][ -e ][ -s scale ][ -l label ][ -n
ndivs ][ -lw lwidth ][ -lh lheight ][ -log decades ][ -m mult ][ -pal palette ][ -r redv
][ -g grnv ][ -b bluv ]

falsecolor -palettes


Falsecolor produces a false color picture for lighting analysis. Input is a rendered
Radiance picture.

By default, luminance is displayed on a linear scale from 0 to 1000 cd/m2, where dark
areas are purple and brighter areas move through blue, green, red to yellow. A different
scale can be given with the -s option. If the argument given to -s begins with an "a" for
"auto," then the maximum is used for scaling the result. The default multiplier is 179,
which converts from radiance or irradiance to luminance or illuminance, respectively. A
different multiplier can be given with -m to get daylight factors or whatever. For a
logarithmic rather than a linear mapping, the -log option can be used, where decades is
the number of decades below the maximum scale desired.

A legend is produced for the new image with a label given by the -l option. The default
label is "cd/m2", which is appropriate for standard Radiance images. If the -i option of
rpict(1) was used to produce the image, then the appropriate label would be "Lux".

If contour lines are desired rather than just false color, the -cl option can be used.
These lines can be placed over another Radiance picture using the -p option. If the input
picture is given with -ip instead of -i, then it will be used both as the source of values
and as the picture to overlay with contours. The -cb option produces contour bands
instead of lines, where the thickness of the bands is related to the rate of change in the
image. The -cp option creates a posterization effect where colours are banded without the
background image showing through. The -n option can be used to change the number of
contours (and corresponding legend entries) from the default value of 8. The -lw and -lh
options may be used to change the legend dimensions from the default width and height of
100x200. A value of zero in either eliminates the legend in the output.

The -e option causes extrema points to be printed on the brightest and darkest pixels of
the input picture.

The -pal option provides different color palettes for falsecolor. The current choices are
spec for the old spectral mapping, hot for a thermal scale, and pm3d for a variation of
the default mapping, def. A Radiance HDR image of all available palettes can be created
with the -palettes option. The remaining options, -r, -g, and -b are for changing the
mapping of values to colors. These are expressions of the variable v, where v varies from
0 to 1. These options are not recommended for the casual user.

If no -i or -ip option is used, input is taken from the standard input. The output image
is always written to standard output, which should be redirected.


To create a false color image directly from rpict(1):

rpict -vf default.vp scene.oct | falsecolor > scene.hdr

To create a logarithmic contour plot of illuminance values on a Radiance image:

rpict -i -vf default.vp scene.oct > irrad.hdr
rpict -vf default.vp scene.oct > rad.hdr
falsecolor -i irrad.hdr -p rad.hdr -cl -log 2 -l Lux > lux.hdr

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