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Colored stick bones

thecodehermit 3 weeks ago updated by Peter - Soxware Developer 2 weeks ago 3

Hi, I have been working with non humanoid model and I thought it would be nice if the stick bone ends (and maybe the normal bones too) to be colored differently.

As you can see in the picture it gets a bit confusing in the head area since there are so many bones clustered together there. And thought it might be a quick fix/idea if the bone ends were colored differently than the rest so they are easy to see and select.  Reducing the bone size helps, but maybe it would be a nice utility/quality of life to add different colors too.

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Hi,

thank you very much for sharing your idea.

I've added your idea to my list with ideas to consider for future updates.

A few things that might help you that are already implemented in the current versions:

  1. The bone size can not only globally adjusted, but also individually for each bone (in the "properties" shown in config mode). Config mode also allows you to hide some bones or change their link style to dashed/none.
  2. You can change the overall color of the stick bones in the "options" tab of the pose editor. But as you've mentioned, it's currently not possible to change the color of the joints separately from the color of the connecting stick between the joints though.

Please let me know in case you have any follow-up questions.

Best regards,
Peter

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Hi,

thank you very much for sharing your idea.

I've added your idea to my list with ideas to consider for future updates.

A few things that might help you that are already implemented in the current versions:

  1. The bone size can not only globally adjusted, but also individually for each bone (in the "properties" shown in config mode). Config mode also allows you to hide some bones or change their link style to dashed/none.
  2. You can change the overall color of the stick bones in the "options" tab of the pose editor. But as you've mentioned, it's currently not possible to change the color of the joints separately from the color of the connecting stick between the joints though.

Please let me know in case you have any follow-up questions.

Best regards,
Peter

Oh btw, I thought this might also be a good idea. Its kind of hard distinguishing different parts of the rig, so coloration like this could speed things up too.

Thanks, I get your point. I've also added this one to my pool of ideas.

Best regards,
Peter