Trouble with custom color scheme 2D vs 3D view

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    rcolonie

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    Hopefully someone can help me with this...I made a color scheme to match the gauges in my subaru sti, and it works fine in 2D view, but gets messed up in 3D view. Anyone have any suggestions?
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    have you tried to zoom in and see if it appears?
     
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    I'm having a problem with my 3D view also. The near view of the road I'm on, and any I'm running parallel to, is black (night view). The roads "appear" in the distance.

    I assume it has something to do with the colors I've chosen, but what and why I can't say.
     
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    I tried zooming in and out, no dice...i noticed it happened with another user made night color i tried to, but not all of them, so i would guess its something to do with somethings color corrupting the 3d view display.
     
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    Thinking it might have something to do with the particular colors I had used, in particular any that were not "standard" colors in the sense of being say one of the HTML "Named Colors" or a "safe color." I modified my night view to use only "Named Colors," but my 3D view still isn't working.

    This is vexing because I have invested a lot of time in getting my night color scheme so that it works well at all magnification levels. I have something I really like, but I can only use it in 2D mode. Arg!

    This brings me back to an earlier question: Is there a color palette that must be used, or is the TomTom able to display 24-bit color?

    Is there a known problem with black backgrounds?
     
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    I did some testing tonight and found a solution...it doesnt let the built up city area or industrial zone be black in 3d view, though it works fine in 2d.

    It seems like this is a problem with the way the program itself works, because it darkens those background colors in steps, but corrupts when trying to do that with black.

    I haven't gotten to do any road testing with it yet, so there may be other areas, hopefully someone else can verify this solution.
     
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    Thank you!

    I set the built-up color to 404040 - a REALLY dark gray. 383838 worked also. I like it. I had to tweak another color or two to bring them up a notch since they are no longer on a pure black background, but this works out fine.

    I'm actually really pleased with what I have for a dark scheme. It looks good in every scenario I've throw at it. It's basically a red on black scheme. My cars illumination is red and the interior is black, so the nav system looks like it was designed for the car. I think I'm ready to get back to my day scheme, which I call Gargle, because it's a mix of Garmin's and Google's color schemes. :)

    Thanks again for fixing my 3D problem. I was out of ideas.
     
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    Thanks, I did the same thing, I ended up using 1E1E1E for my dark gray, I didn't test to see how dark you could actually go before it corrupted though.

    Here's my updated scheme if anyone wants to use it, I tried to keep it as black as possible to make it easy on the eyes at night and to match my gauges.

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    I found the perfect solution for your issue. I, too, have experienced issues when using the PURE black hex code #000000.

    Simply change ALL of your blacks to the code #100000 and you'll have no problems! Your eye cannot tell the difference.
     
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