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Can Mathematica draw overlapping shapes with blended color?

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  • Subject: [mg28921] Can Mathematica draw overlapping shapes with blended color?
  • From: liu at vtaix.cc.vt.edu (Xiangdong Liu)
  • Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 01:13:28 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Virginia Tech
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello (again)!

I posted a similar message earlier, but it didn't seem to make
it to the newsgroups.

I wonder if I can draw two overlapping shapes each filled with
a different color and make the overlapping region to have the
blending color of those of the two shapes.  In other words,
can I fill shapes with transparent colors (ink) rather than
opaque colors (ink)?

For example, I could do

In[1]:= Show[Graphics[{RGBColor[0.5, 0.0, 0.0],
                       Polygon[{{0,0}, {0,2}, {2,2}, {2,0}}]}]];

In[2]:= Show[Graphics[{RGBColor[0.0, 0.0, 0.5],
                       Polygon[{{1,1}, {1,3}, {3,3}, {3,1}}]}]];

In[3]:= Show[Out[1], Out[2]];

But the color in the overlapping square area is
RGBColor[0.0, 0.0, 0.5].

Thank you all!

Xiangdong Liu


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