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#innovateinRVA - Mapping Color

  • Ball Conference Room, Biotech Center 800 East Leigh Street Richmond, VA 23219 (map)

Mapping Color

The development of a 3D interactive software tool to define and articulate color space

  • Connects the art of color with the science of color. 
  • Uses a 3D interactive Cartesian coordinate system to locate colors relative to each other.
  • The tool is based on International Commission on Illumination’s L*a*b* color system and operates independent of the more limited RGB and CMYK spaces. 
  • Using mathematics instead of language to identify and specify color, the tool becomes both extremely specific and international.


About the Project Team:

Robert Meganck and Matt Wallin are both from the Department of Communication Arts at VCU; and Peter Martin is Professor Emeritus from the Department of Physics. Robert Meganck is recognized internationally for research in illustration and graphic design with specialty in digital imaging. 

Meganck has received over 300 awards for his research and professional practice. An internationally recognized visual effects artists, Matt Wallin created 2D and 3D effects for projects at Industrial Light and Magic, responsible for films such as The Mummy, 101 Dalmatians, and Star Wars: The Special Edition

Wallin’s special effects experience includes I am Legend, Matrix, King Kong and Jurassic Park 2. Peter Martin provides expertise in physics, with special knowledge of color technology applications in quality assurance, product evaluation management, and scientific consulting.

Lunch will be provided.  Registration is limited to the first 100 people.

Register here.

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