Created by our beloved member Manekineko (who is the creator of one of the most famous palettes here on COLOURlovers, Giant Goldfish), Transmonster is a tool to generate CL palettes by applying a cryptigraphic hash to any string of text. It also has a companion Transmonster Color Lab to help in making blends and variations of existing palettes, not to mention the Transmonster! group: "a group for lovers and the occasional troll surrounding the Transmonster. Thanks for bringing this great work to our attention.
Text to Color Transmuter
The transmonster text-to-color transmuter is a weird machine that takes the text you input and turns it into a 5-color palette, along with information about each color in the new palette.
The resulting palette is not randomly generated, it is the monster's artistic interpretation of the text you entered.
I believe this is the first text-to-color transmuter on the web (big surprise, lol).
Step 1 : visit the Transmonster and type in some text
Step 2 : make a CL palette from the transmutation
Step 3 : share your thoughts and creations here
Step 4 : repeat step 1 ;)
About the Color Lab
The Transmonster Color Lab (aka transmonster_ex) is a palette tool designed to be used with pre-existing colorlovers palettes.
The first step is pasting the palette badge of an existing colorlovers palette into the form at the top right of the page. Alternatively, you can click the random palette link at the bottom of the form to load a random palette from colorlovers.
Transmonster will then create a multiblend of the active palette, and will spawn a series of palettes that have an aesthetic relationship to the active palette.
Clicking on the colors you see in either the multiblend or the spawned palettes will bring up information about that color on the right side of the page. This information includes colors that traditionally harmonize with the active color, the hex code of the active color, harmonies that other colorlovers have used with the active color, whether the color is new, or the name and creator of the active color if it is not new.
Clicking on these color boxes will repeat the process, showing information related to the color you just clicked.
The goal of the transmonster color lab is to aid in the creation of new palettes, which can then be manually input back into colourlovers.
I'd love to have the submission process into colorlovers be easier than copying and pasting the new hexes, if you have any ideas code-wise to help with this (auto-fill the CL palette form etc) please let me know.