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Custom Part Colors

Discussion in 'Using Alibre Design' started by GeraldH, Dec 4, 2019 at 9:47 AM.

  1. GeraldH

    GeraldH New Member

    Is there a way to add more custom colors in the color selection window? I almost always use the custom colors over the basic color selection since most of the basic colors are too bold for my taste. Custom Colors.jpg
     
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  2. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    +1 on this!
     
  3. jfleming

    jfleming Senior Member

    Amen to that! It would be useful to create a custom color palette even.
     
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  4. Lew_Merrick

    Lew_Merrick Alibre Super User

    Hi Gerald -- The following JPG shows the means of "adding colors." You define them and apply them to the Custom Colors designations. -- Lew Alibre Custom Colors.PNG
     
  5. oldfox

    oldfox Alibre Super User

    Welcome Gerald. Did you want to change the colors of the custom colors or add more than the existing 16 custom choices?
    (my confusion)
     
  6. OTE_TheMissile

    OTE_TheMissile Alibre Super User

    I'd like to expand on this suggestion by including the Reflectivity and Opacity sliders in a custom color menu.

    I always model parts as they would appear finished (Management likes the way the assemblies look on the screen) so I have a few combinations for stuff like "black powdercoat" (off-black with 10% reflectivity) or "polished chrome" (a shade of silver at 90% reflectivity), but for the most part they're all stored in my head.
     
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  7. GeraldH

    GeraldH New Member

    I'm thinking more than 16 custom color choices.
     
  8. idslk

    idslk Alibre Super User

    like something you can see after a picture search for "github ColorPickerWPF"?
     
  9. oldfox

    oldfox Alibre Super User

    Got it. Thanks.
     
  10. simonb65

    simonb65 Alibre Super User

    The colour picker as it stands may change if @Max 's v21 plans come to fruition ...

    https://www.alibreforum.com/forum/index.php?threads/material-library-wishlist.21328/#post-137885

    I also remember that there was also a thread on using an Alibre Script colour picker (can't find the link!)

    I ended up writing my own add-on which had all my colours/opacity, etc (hard coded) which was driven by the limited builtin colour picker and the fact you have to set the opacity separately. Hopefully the v21 plans will make the whole process much slicker.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2019 at 6:17 AM
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