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Last updated: September 27, 2019

3 VDL colors

The VDL language includes the list of color terms in Table 1, which can be included in effect descriptions, as in “Red Chrysanthemum w/ Blue Pistil”. In addition to specifying the color itself, some of these terms imply the existence of a trail of sparks. For instance, a “Red” comet is just a star with a big red flame envelope, whereas a “Silver” comet is a comet with a silver trail of sparks.

Table 1 – List of color terms

ColorRGB componentsImplies trail of sparksAlternative that does not imply trail
Aqua0.20, 0.50, 0.80
Blue0.30, 0.40, 1.15
CharcoalN/AYesCharcoal Tip
Charcoal Tip0.90, 0.40, 0.10
Cyan0.32, 0.64, 0.80
Dark0.00, 0.00, 0.00
Fresh Yellow0.70, 0.60, 0.35
Fuchsia0.85, 0.35, 0.90
GambogeN/AYesGamboge Tip
Gamboge Tip1.0, 0.35, 0.05
GoldN/AYesGold Tip
Gold Tip0.80, 0.70, 0.05
Grass Green0.25, 0.70, 0.05
Green0.15, 0.70, 0.11
Indigo0.50, 0.25, 1.15
Lavender0.63, 0.25, 1.15
Magenta0.80, 0.10, 1.00
Lemon0.75, 0.60, 0.05
Lime0.35, 0.70, 0.11
Orange0.90, 0.40, 0.10
Peach0.80, 0.50, 0.10
Pink0.85, 0.35, 0.75
Plum0.70, 0.10, 0.50
Purple0.75, 0.25, 1.15
Red0.95, 0.10, 0.10
Ruby0.95, 0.10, 0.30
Sea Blue0.25, 0.50, 1.15
SilverN/AYesSilver Tip
Silver Tip0.75, 0.75, 0.85
Sky Blue0.20, 0.50, 0.80
Turquoise0.16, 0.64, 0.80
Violet0.80, 0.40, 1.00
White0.75, 0.75, 0.85
Yellow0.80, 0.70, 0.05

In addition to the color terms, other terms in the VDL language also imply the existence of a trail of sparks. For example, some flower types, like Chrysanthemum or Willow, inherently include trail of sparks no matter what color terms are used to describe them. Other flower types, like Peony and Dahlia, do not. It is possible in VDL to declare that star does not leave a trail of sparks despite its flower type by including “No Trail” in the description, such as “Red Chrysanthemum No Trail”.