[Bf-committers] Different Edge Colors for Meshes?

Campbell Barton ideasman42 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 30 15:29:51 CEST 2012

The problem with this is colors are already assigned meaning

black - regular
orange - selected
green - group
blue - linked
grey - background set / dupligroup instance
white - transforming

Some of these with lighter tints for being active.

Here are a few ideas on ways around this - which I don't much like :S
- but came up with them since SebastianK was asking for this feature

* Have a different draw mode that shows wire colors. (workaround and
not elegant but would work).

* use some wire outline/halo... would give visual noise but could be
made to be OK... still dont like.

* From discussion with Sebastian we thought it could be interesting to
show objects on the active layer differently.

Sebastian tried the patch... can't recall his exact response but we
agreed it didnt really work that well.

A related topic is how colors should be assigned - per object or using
some rule based system so you dont have to manually mess about with

On Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 3:13 PM, Gaia <gaia.clary at machinimatrix.org> wrote:
> I like that idea. I would like to go one step further and
> propose the function:
> - mark current selection with custom color
> With that function we could instantly support a whole
> lot of usage scenarios like:
> - select objects  -> visual mark with custom color
> - select all duplicate vertices -> visual mark with custom color
> - select loose edges and vertices -> ...
> - etc ...
> It would also be nice to have multiple custom colors.
> But just one would already be very useful i think.
> cheers,
> Gaia
> On 30.06.2012 14:01, Tobias Oelgarte wrote:
>> In a current project i need to construct a mesh in between curves
>> (meshes with edges) of different objects. But it is very hard  to
>> distinguish the curves from each other or the current model from the
>> curves. Is there a way to give the edges of different meshes/objects a
>> different color?
>> If not, could this be added as an display option for the object? I would
>> really like to see this more or less simple feature.
>> Greetings from
>> Tobias Oelgarte
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- Campbell

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