create_color_table man page

create_color_table — Fills a color mapping table for customised effects. Allegro game programming library.


#include <allegro.h>

void create_color_table(COLOR_MAP *table, const PALETTE pal, void (*blend)(PALETTE pal, int x, int y, RGB *rgb), void (*callback)(int pos));


Fills the specified color mapping table with lookup data for doing customised effects with the specified palette, calling the blend function to determine the results of each color combination.

Your blend routine will be passed a pointer to the palette and the two indices of the colors which are to be combined, and should fill in the RGB structure with the desired result in 0-63 format. Allegro will then search the palette for the closest match to the RGB color that you requested, so it doesn't matter if the palette has no exact match for this color.

If the callback function is not NULL, it will be called 256 times during the calculation, allowing you to display a progress indicator. Example:

COLOR_MAP greyscale_table;
void return_grey_color(const PALETTE pal,
                       int x, int y, RGB *rgb)
   /* Build a color lookup table for greyscale effect. */
   create_color_table(&greyscale_table, pal,
                      return_grey_color, NULL);

See Also

color_map(3), create_light_table(3), create_trans_table(3), create_blender_table(3), draw_trans_sprite(3), draw_lit_sprite(3), draw_gouraud_sprite(3), rgb_map(3), excolmap(3)

Referenced By

color_map(3), create_blender_table(3), create_light_table(3), create_trans_table(3), excolmap(3), rgb_map(3).

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