[Guide] Goo color mixing guide

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Here’s a guide on the goo color mixing, if you need additional information feel free to ask and I will update the guide accordingly.

The mixing is based on the LAB color space meaning that in laymens terms we mix contrast not brightness.

When for example mixing dark red with white we would expect in RBG space for the color to move towards pure red. In LAB it walks towards the browner or dark rose shades, this is because we mix greyish/whiteish contrast into red/blackish color and infact lose on red contrast.

An example of color mixing towards red:

Mixing towards red has an appearance like this:

--------------------------------------outside-------------------------------------------
outside <-> orange <-red-> cherry <-red-> fuchsia <-> outside
--------------------------------------outside---------------------------------------------

  • outside on top and bottom mean that there is not enough true red color inside the mix

If you know your way around Gimp or Photoshop this might help you (do not know if the conversion to .png made the pics colors useless apologies if so)
Use the select by color feature to see where your color is positioned in the plot on the right, with this you get a good idea of which colors are close to your color.
Close colors are best for mixing, finding the right combination is only a matter of distance on the plot.


Credit goes to @Firehazurd for the plot. No idea who made the other one sorry^^’

Anchor means your goal colors weight in total.

Mixing tip 1: You can use unrelated color pigments to increase your output as long as your anchor outweights the unrelated pigments.

Mixing tip 2: From experience, if you use a combination of different shades to mix your goal you can burn more unrelated color since the anchor is more stable if the color is produced by mixing more close colors.

Mixing tip 3: It helps to have a stack of your goal color in the mix to further strengthen the anchor.

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@AeneaGames the anwser is 1 week, it takes me 1 week to make sprays for a ss if I setup my mutation farm first ofc (its not oversized).

late edit: I have to correct this one, since I increased the size of my farm it is about 3 days.

Hmmm, ok, I will need to tinker more with it then too I suppose. And thanks for that image, should help!

Just wish I had some more gleam colours, haha

I have had some experience over the last months and highly recommend if you are looking to get a certain color scheme to use the side colors of it on the circle. Blue for example go from lavender and cerulean, the ones left and right of blue in the circle.

You will also want high stacks of black and white those are very useful pigments.
The luminous colors are hard to obtain as well as all colors that are on the farthest outer circle. Here it helps to have other near luminous to mix with and white.

Finally got something published?

There were no questions concerning the guide. So I changed the title
and put in the last bits of useful info I could think of. It can dissapear into oblivion, to the other guides now lol