Tony Nemo

Adjusting Default Retopo Mesh Color

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The picture shows my problem: the edge loop select color is green and doesn't show against the green mesh color.

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A search of Help and through the menus didn't yield a result so I ask the forum to help me proceed.

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Hi Tony!

This doesn't exist, yet. I've put in a feature request for it in the past. You could probably bump the request or email Andrew directly with its importance. (I think it is rather important)

Here is the mantis report:

http://3d-coat.com/mantis/view.php?id=32

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Now my problem is getting the material I have chosen to actually color the face, I line up the image but when I paint it uses the palette colors. Am I sypposed to use a particular brush? TIA

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I also would like to be able to control the mesh color in Retopo and UV rooms.

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I've been requesting a way to change the retopo color since the retopo was introduced. I'm still hopeful.

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I feel like I'm tripping with all the color changes in the retopo mesh... :o

One color for the whole retopo mesh.

One color for polygons that are disconnected.

One color for the virtual symmetry side of the mesh.

These colors would be set from the preferences menu and changed when needed.

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I feel like I'm tripping with all the color changes in the retopo mesh... :o

Ha ha ha digman! You crack me up! :)

Anyways, I figured out how to at least change the color of mesh sections in the UV room (but you still can't choose the exact color you want):

In the UV room, if you use the "Add clusters" tool to click on parts of the mesh, they will change color without adding seams. Then switch to the "Mark seams" or "UV Path" tool to add the actual seams that you want. Not the greatest solution, but it helps...

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I think the easiest solution for Andrew to implement would be to "Ghost" the Retopo mesh (leave it editable, of course) with a single (30% gray) color toggle/checkbox next to the Z-Bias one. The only time that the fruity colors come into play is when you are eating cereal...oops...I mean, when you are working in the UV subsection.

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I agree, this is a real PITA. IMHO the ability to change both opacity and the colour of the retopo mesh is something that is really badly needed. I've also been asking for this for a long time... a long time. I hope this functionality will be added one day.

*** UPDATE ***

I've just noticed that in the recent beta build [6.07.2012] 3.7.14 Opacity of the retopo mesh can now be altered! This is great news, I've not tried it... will test shortly.

Big Thanks !!!

Cheers,

J

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Curiously the Opacity never really goes to 100% but that's fine by me.

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Here's a report I made on mantis some time ago for retopo color, maybe posting there will get more attention (since Andrew has been fixing/adding stuff from mantis lately).

http://3d-coat.com/mantis/view.php?id=32

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I don't think this was ever taken care of.

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I see. I'm working on a robot, and i'm using multiple retopo patches (by mechanical parts) and now can't see the patches, so can't see my breakdown, would be nice exactly that what you have posted above (the colored image). :)

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What do you see (post an image)? I ask because if you are setting points and faces on the wrong side of the symmetry plane the faces wont be visible.

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