Colors

Color Mode

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Color - this filter will activate a special Colorize Mode. In this mode all the Geometry will be colored based on the Layer color.

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Layer color is assigned randomly at first, but you can always manually change it using Curve Control Window and clicking the color box at the top of the window or by opening color control window (Hold RMB on Color button). Color is Layer based. Clicking on this button again will restore the original materials of the Geometry. There are two options available for the color mode:

  • Color and UVs - this default mode will colorize the geometry and also show UV checker map. This is useful to quickly check your UVs and which Curve is assigned to which Layer.
  • Color Only - this mode can be activated in the Options menu and it will only show colors for each individual Layer. This mode is useful if you want to quickly check which Curve is assigned to which Layer. Open the options menu and uncheck the Checker Pattern for Color mode
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Note

By default, last Layer (J) is not affected by Filters. You can use this last layer to store all your construction/template curves and then show/hide them manually as needed. This functionality can be changed in the Options menu.

Color Marking Menu

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By holding RMB on Colors Filter you will open the marking menu.

  • Randomize Colors will randomize Layer colors when clicked. The default values for randomization is Saturation range from 0.5 to 1.0, Hue 0.0 to 1.0 and Value from 0.3 to 0.7
  • Apply Curve Colors will sync the curve color in each layer to the color of that layer.
  • Reset Curve Colors will reset the colors of the curves to their default Maya color.
  • Custom Colors Window will open a window where the user can customize Layers color, save a preset and generate new colors.

Custom Colors Window

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Custom Colors Window holds all the controls for the color management of the Layers.

Gradient section is used to generate a linear gradient from the two colors selected and the amount of rows to generate the gradient to.

Randomize section will randomize the colors in every layer based on saturation minimum and maximum values. Value is fixed to a range of 0.3-0.7

0-39 Layer Color Pickers allow to set any custom color to every layer separately by clicking on the color picker, randomizing this single layer (Rand) or resetting the color on the layer by clicking on Reset button.

Reset All button will reset all the layers to the default value.

Get From Layers will load the colors from the layers to the color picker area.

Set To Layers will apply the selected colors to the layers in the current document.

Load Preset will load a global preset colors to the color picker area.

Save As Preset will save current colors to a global preset that can be then loaded to any project.


Syncing Curve Color to Layer Color

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You can synchronize the colors of the curve to the colors of the layers by clicking on the Apply Curve Colors button in the Colors marking menu, or by selecting an option in the options menu:


Colorizing Regrouped Layers

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You can choose to apply the colors to the Regrouped layers in the outliner (using Regroup By Layer button) automatically, based on the Layer color, by selecting the option “Colorize Regrouped Layers” in the options menu.

Regrouping the layers with this option enabled will colorize the groups in the outliner.