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Principle of substractive and additive color mixing

The animation represents the principle of subtractive and additive color mixing. The fishing trips can be freely circulated within the animation. At the overlapping areas you see the resulting color.

The animation was developed as a offline application for Windows and Macintosh systems and for integration into Microsoft PowerPoint slides. The online version presented here serves as a preview. The exe or app file can be downloaded free of charge in the member area.

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The downloaded file can be included in PowerPoint.


The animation shows three color circles, which can be moved interactively. The color circles are initially displayed in the three basic colors red, green and blue. The color values of each color circle can be changed. As a result, any number of color mixtures can be represented.

When the animation is started, an additive color mixing mode is set. The background of the animation is black in this case. The mode can be changed via the navigation bar on the right.

To set the color values of a circle individually, click on the color circle. Then change the color values in the table.

Alternatively, you can also use the Color Picker to set the color values.


Title:Principle of substractive and additive color mixing
Target group:
  • Teachers and lecturers
  • Self-learners
Platforms (primary):
  • Microsoft® Windows®
  • Microsoft® PowerPoint®
  • Apple® Macintosh®
  • Enlargeable without loss
  • No installation required
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