Color Panel in 3D lacks the web color box.

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In the 3D mode I have to type in the H, S, B #'s instead of the color number. It is time consuming to look up and then have to type in these separate values. Am I missing something? I don't understand why the color picker panel isn't the same as in the Essentials mode.
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Chris Cox

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You mean the HDR color picker?

And what do you mean by "color number"?
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Like #fefefe for white or #000000 for black. You can't type those numbers in, you have to type in H, S, B values. When you click on the diffuse color square (for ex), the color panel that comes up does not allow you to type in the color number, only it's values. It's a pain not to be able to type in the number, I have to look it up to get the values.
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Those are hex colors, which apply for web colors - but not 32 bit/channel HDR colors as needed for 3D rendering.

You can type in numbers for the RGB or HSB values - but you're working with infinitely ranged values, not just 0-255 like in the web world.
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Your explanation, although appreciated, is a little greek for me. Am I not setting something up right? What do I need to do to make it a 32 bit channel?
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32 bit/channel is High Dynamic Range imaging, available in Photoshop.
Because 3D rendering uses HDR/ floating point values - it also uses the HDR color picker. Web hex color values (that range 0 to 255) are useless in HDR color picking, and thus not present in the HDR color picker.

You have it set up correctly, but are trying to apply something that doesn't make sense in an HDR world.