3ds Max User Interface Colors

The following methods are used to get and set the 3ds Max user interface colors.

GetUIColor <index_integer>

Returns a Point3 value corresponding to the color value used for drawing the specified item type in the 3ds Max viewports. Each component of the Point3 value is in a range of 0 to 1, corresponding to a color component value of 0 to 255. See the list of <index_integer> values below.

 

GetDefaultUIColor <index_integer>

Returns a Point3 value corresponding to the default color used for drawing the specified item type in the 3ds Max user interface. Each component of the Point3 value is in a range of 0 to 1, corresponding to a color component value of 0 to 255. The values returned are not affected by the user's color selections or those set by SetUIColor(). See the list of <index_integer> values below.

 

SetUIColor <index_integer> <point3>

Sets the color value used for drawing the specified item type in the 3ds Max viewports. Each component of the Point3 value is in a range of 0 to 1, corresponding to a color component value of 0 to 255. See the list of <index_integer> values below.

The valid <index_integer> values and the corresponding item type are as follow:

0 COLOR_SELECTION Main UI Selection

1 COLOR_SUBSELECTION Main UI Subselection

2 COLOR_FREEZE Main UI Freeze

3 COLOR_GRID Grids Grid

4 COLOR_GRID_INTENS Grids Grid Intensity

5 COLOR_SF_LIVE Main UI Safe Frame Live

6 COLOR_SF_ACTION Main UI Safe Frame Action

7 COLOR_SF_TITLE Main UI Safe Frame Title

8 COLOR_VP_LABELS Main UI Viewport Label

9 COLOR_VP_INACTIVE Main UI Inactive Viewport Label

10 COLOR_ARCBALL Main UI Arcball

11 COLOR_ARCBALL_HILITE Main UI Arcball Highlight

12 COLOR_ANIM_BUTTON Main UI Animate Button

14 COLOR_LINK_LINES Gizmos & Apparatuses Bones and Link Lines

15 COLOR_TRAJECTORY Gizmos & Apparatuses Trajectory

16 COLOR_ACTIVE_AXIS Gizmos & Apparatuses Active Axis

17 COLOR_INACTIVE_AXIS Gizmos & Apparatuses Inactive Axis

18 COLOR_SPACE_WARPS Objects Space Warp

19 COLOR_DUMMY_OBJ Objects Dummy Object

20 COLOR_POINT_OBJ Objects Point Object

21 COLOR_POINT_AXES Objects Point Axis

22 COLOR_TAPE_OBJ Objects Tape Object

24 COLOR_GIZMOS Gizmos & Apparatuses Gizmos

25 COLOR_SEL_GIZMOS Gizmos & Apparatuses Selected Gizmos

26 COLOR_SPLINE_VECS Main UI Spline Vectors

27 COLOR_SPLINE_HANDLES Main UI Spline Handles

29 COLOR_PARTICLE_EM Gizmos & Apparatuses Particle Emitter

30 COLOR_CAMERA_OBJ Objects Camera Object

31 COLOR_CAMERA_CONE Gizmos & Apparatuses Camera Cone

32 COLOR_CAMERA_HORIZ Gizmos & Apparatuses Camera Horizon

33 COLOR_NEAR_RANGE Gizmos & Apparatuses Camera Near Range

34 COLOR_FAR_RANGE Gizmos & Apparatuses Camera Far Range

35 COLOR_LIGHT_OBJ Objects Light Object

36 COLOR_TARGET_LINE Gizmos & Apparatuses Target Line

37 COLOR_HOTSPOT Gizmos & Apparatuses Light Hotspot

38 COLOR_FALLOFF Gizmos & Apparatuses Light Falloff

39 COLOR_START_RANGE Gizmos & Apparatuses Light Far Start

40 COLOR_END_RANGE Gizmos & Apparatuses Light Far End

41 COLOR_VIEWPORT_BKG Main UI Viewport Background

42 COLOR_TRAJ_TICS_1 Gizmos & Apparatuses Trajectory Frames 1

43 COLOR_TRAJ_TICS_2 Gizmos & Apparatuses Trajectory Frames 2

44 COLOR_TRAJ_TICS_3 Gizmos & Apparatuses Trajectory Frames 3

45 COLOR_GHOST_BEFORE Main UI Ghost (Before)

46 COLOR_GHOST_AFTER Main UI Ghost (After)

47 COLOR_12FIELD_GRID Main UI 12-Field Grid

48 COLOR_START_RANGE1 Gizmos & Apparatuses Light Near Start

49 COLOR_END_RANGE1 Gizmos & Apparatuses Light Near End

50 COLOR_CAMERA_CLIP Gizmos & Apparatuses Camera Clip

51 COLOR_NURBS_CV Main UI NURBS Control Vertex

52 COLOR_NURBS_LATTICE Main UI NURBS Lattice

53 COLOR_NURBS_CP Main UI NURBS Con Point

54 COLOR_NURBS_FP Main UI NURBS Fit Point

55 COLOR_NURBS_DEP Main UI NURBS Dep Object

56 COLOR_NURBS_ERROR Main UI NURBS Error Object

57 COLOR_NURBS_HILITE Main UI NURBS Hilite

58 COLOR_NURBS_FUSE Main UI NURBS Fuse

59 COLOR_END_EFFECTOR Gizmos & Apparatuses End Effector

60 COLOR_END_EFFECTOR_STRING Gizmos & Apparatuses End Effector String

61 COLOR_JOINT_LIMIT_SEL Gizmos & Apparatuses Selected Joint Limits

62 COLOR_JOINT_LIMIT_UNSEL Gizmos & Apparatuses Joint Limits

63 COLOR_IK_TERMINATOR Gizmos & Apparatuses IK Terminator

64 COLOR_SF_USER Main UI Safe Frame User

65 COLOR_VERT_TICKS Main UI Vertex Ticks

66 COLOR_XRAY Main UI See Through

67 COLOR_GROUP_OBJ Objects Group Object

68 COLOR_MANIPULATOR_X Gizmos & Apparatuses Transform Gizmo X

69 COLOR_MANIPULATOR_Y Gizmos & Apparatuses Transform Gizmo Y

70 COLOR_MANIPULATOR_Z Gizmos & Apparatuses Transform Gizmo Z

71 COLOR_MANIPULATOR_ACTIVE Gizmos & Apparatuses Active Transform Gizmo

72 COLOR_VPT_CLIPPING Main UI Viewport Clipping

73 COLOR_DECAY_RADIUS Gizmos & Apparatuses Light Decay Start

74 COLOR_VERT_NUMBERS Main UI Vertex Numbers

75 COLOR_CROSSHAIR_CURSOR Main UI Cross Hair Cursor

76 COLOR_SV_WINBK Other Views SV Window Bkg

77 COLOR_SV_NODEBK Other Views SV Node Bkg

78 COLOR_SV_SELNODEBK Other Views SV Selected Node Bkg

79 COLOR_SV_NODE_HIGHLIGHT Other Views SV Node Highlight

80 COLOR_SV_MATERIAL_HIGHLIGHT Other Views SV Material Highlight

81 COLOR_SV_MODIFIER_HIGHLIGHT Other Views SV Modifier Highlight

82 COLOR_SV_PLUGIN_HIGHLIGHT Other Views SV Plugin Highlight

83 COLOR_SV_SUBANIM_LINE Other Views SV Sub-Anim Line

84 COLOR_SV_CHILD_LINE Other Views SV Child Line

85 COLOR_SV_FRAME Other Views SV Frame

86 COLOR_SV_SELTEXT Other Views SV Selected Label

87 COLOR_SV_TEXT Other Views SV Label

88 COLOR_UNSEL_TAB Main UI Unselected Tabs

89 COLOR_ATMOS_APPARATUS Gizmos & Apparatuses Atmospheric Apparatuses

90 COLOR_SUBSELECTION_HARD Main UI SubSelection Hard

91 COLOR_SUBSELECTION_MEDIUM Main UI SubSelection Medium

92 COLOR_SUBSELECTION_SOFT Main UI SubSelection Soft

93 COLOR_SV_UNFOLD_BUTTON Other Views SV Unfold Children Button

94 COLOR_SV_GEOMOBJECT_BK Other Views SV Geometry Node Bkg

95 COLOR_SV_LIGHT_BK Other Views SV Light Node Bkg

96 COLOR_SV_CAMERA_BK Other Views SV Camera Node Bkg

97 COLOR_SV_SHAPE_BK Other Views SV Shape Node Bkg

98 COLOR_SV_HELPER_BK Other Views SV Helper Node Bkg

99 COLOR_SV_SYSTEM_BK Other Views SV System Node Bkg

100 COLOR_SV_CONTROLLER_BK Other Views SV Controller Node Bkg

101 COLOR_SV_MODIFIER_BK Other Views SV Modifier Node Bkg

102 COLOR_SV_MATERIAL_BK Other Views SV Material Node Bkg

103 COLOR_SV_MAP_BK Other Views SV Map Node Bkg