To tackle the issue at hand, I would like the group to follow this methodology:
- Document the current methodologies of how colors and texture “work” in IFC4.x
- Document criticism and issues of the current methodology
- Document Use Cases for colors and textures
- List possible solutions based on use cases, with details and pros/cons
- Rank possible solutions by effectiveness and preference
- Document final proposal for presentation to community and IFC5 Task Force
Ideally, each step will be its own Topic (I will start those) where the group replies in a focused manner. This will help us collect all the needed info and discussion in an open and easily reviewable manner.
I know we already have many thoughts and discussions on this issue already floating around. I will try to consolidate or link them in their appropriate Topics.