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Color mapping grayscale (1 plane char) to color (4 plane char) aka False color

November 19, 2010 | 6:58 am

Hi All –

As part of a bigger patch (sound visualizer) I’m trying to map 1 plane FFT data to false color, via a lookup table stored in another matrix.

Everything can be assumed to be char, so I’d have 256 input possibilities to 256 output possibilities.

I’m either over or under-thinking the problem but either way don’t have an answer.

I’ve looked at jit.charmap, but it’s not doing quite what I want…

Any suggestions?

I’ve also seen this referred to as "false color", and it’s a technique often used to improve contrast/readability of thermal imaging, topo maps, pretty much anything 2d with 1 variable.

Thanks!
This has been bugging me for a bit :P


November 19, 2010 | 7:39 pm

jit.charmap is the way to go.
post your patch and you might get some more advice.


November 20, 2010 | 5:16 pm

I needed exactly the same thing for my sonogram display but in float32.

Here is the conversion part.

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

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