A Hue Saturation Value adjustment shader for Unity. Useful for making lots of character colors.
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HSV Shader for Unity

This is a selective hue saturation value adjuster for Unity.

I've used it in a couple of unity projects to generate different color characters rather than use different textures. I'm sure there are other maybe even better ways but this worked for me.

It works by letting you set a hue, saturation, value, and alpha adjustment. Each value goes from -1 to 1. So for example setting the saturation to 1 would make everything the maximum saturation. Setting it 0 means leave it as is. Setting to -1 means remove all saturation.

You can think of hue as a color wheel going from 0 to 1 (normally it would go from 0 to 360 degrees but shaders work better with numbers that go form 0 to 1).

So, setting the hue adjustment to 0.5 moves all the colors half way around the color wheel. Setting it to -0.2 would move them backward 20% of the way around the color wheel.

Finally you can set an affect range by hue. Only colors inside that range will be effected. This let's you take a character, like the bird at the top, figure out what hue range is body is in, and only effect his body. His beak and his outline are not effected.

This should work with more complex characters as well as long as the area you want to affect can be isolated by hue range.

The easist way to find a range is to load up a sprite, set the hue adjust to 0.5 (half way around the color wheel) and then adjust the min and max until only the part of the sprite you want adjusted matches the range. Once you have that figured out you be good to go

You can download or copy and paste the shader from here.

HSL version

There is an HSL version of this shader as well. It uses the HSL color space instead of the HSV color space. The results are different. For example saturating a yellow gradient seems to work better with this shader.

You can download or copy and paste the shader from here.

License

MIT License

Copyright 2015, Gregg Tavares. All rights reserved.

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Attribution for the art


Bird


Super Miyamoto