This tutorial explains how to sort colors in selected objects to obtain less thread changes. Smart color sorting feature allows to group the same (or similar) colors without changing the appearance of desing sewout.
1 - Run Embird program.
2 - Select "Embird" menu to switch to Editor.
3 - Select "File > Open" menu to open an existing design (Picture No. 1).
1. Open an existing design
4 - Select "Edit > Corner" menu to duplicate selected object and put it into all four corners of the hoop (Picture No. 2).
2. Select Corner function
5 - Choose the way of placing objects into the corners (Picture No. 3).
3. Corner options
6 - Selected object was duplicated and placed into all corners of the hoop (Picture No. 4). Now there are 4 objects containing the same 3 colors. Smart color sorting allows to group the same colors to decrease the number of thread changes in final design containing these 4 objects.
4. Several objects with the same colors
7 - Select "Edit > Select > Select All" menu to select all objects on work area (Picture No. 5).
5. Select All Objects
8 - All objects on work area are selected - the black rectangle is drawn around each object icon at the rigth side of the screen (Picture No. 6).
6. All Objects Selected
9 - Select "Edit > Colors > Smart Color Sort" menu to group colors (Picture No. 7).
7. Select Smart Color Sort function
10 - It is possible to specify maximal difference of colors R,G,B components for grouping of similar (but not the same) colors (Picture No. 8). Specify "0" to group only exactly the same colors, or larger number to group also slightly different colors.
8. Maximal Difference of R,G,B
11 - The new object has only 3 colors (Picture No. 9).
9. Color Sorted Object