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Last updated: May 4, 2019

2 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

Color RGB components Implies trail of sparks Alternative that does not imply trail
Aqua 0.20, 0.50, 0.80
Blue 0.30, 0.40, 1.15
Charcoal N/A Yes Charcoal Tip
Charcoal Tip 0.90, 0.40, 0.10
Cyan 0.32, 0.64, 0.80
Dark 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
Fresh Yellow 0.70, 0.60, 0.35
Fuchsia 0.85, 0.35, 0.90
Gamboge N/A Yes Gamboge Tip
Gamboge Tip 1.0, 0.35, 0.05
Gold N/A Yes Gold Tip
Gold Tip 0.80, 0.70, 0.05
Grass Green 0.25, 0.70, 0.05
Green 0.15, 0.70, 0.11
Indigo 0.50, 0.25, 1.15
Lavender 0.63, 0.25, 1.15
Magenta 0.80, 0.10, 1.00
Lemon 0.75, 0.60, 0.05
Lime 0.35, 0.70, 0.11
Orange 0.90, 0.40, 0.10
Peach 0.80, 0.50, 0.10
Pink 0.85, 0.35, 0.75
Plum 0.70, 0.10, 0.50
Purple 0.75, 0.25, 1.15
Red 0.95, 0.10, 0.10
Ruby 0.95, 0.10, 0.30
Sea Blue 0.25, 0.50, 1.15
Silver N/A Yes Silver Tip
Silver Tip 0.75, 0.75, 0.85
Sky Blue 0.20, 0.50, 0.80
Turquoise 0.16, 0.64, 0.80
Violet 0.80, 0.40, 1.00
White 0.75, 0.75, 0.85
Yellow 0.80, 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”.