Color Palette

The Color Palette

The Color palette lets you edit the colors of Max objects. You can choose from among several different schemes for specifying colors.

Displaying the Color palette

  • In an Inspector window, click a color swatch to open the Color palette.

  • Click on a Max object in an unlocked patcher window to select it and choose the Paint Bucket icon from the top toolbar to bring up the Format palette. On the left side of the Format toolbar you can click one of the color panel icons, inside of the drop down of colors you will see the rainbow colored circle, click this to bring up the Color Picker.


Specifying a color

  • Click on a color lozenge in a Max object Inspector to display the Color palette, and choose a color. The Inspector will reflect your choice, and the Color palette will close.

You can add transparency to the colors you specify by using the opacity slider located at the bottom of the Color palette. Opacity corresponds to the alpha channel value in ARGB or RGBA color specifications, with an alpha of 0 being completely transparent and and alpha of 1 being completely opaque.

  • Click on the color lozenge in a Max object Inspector to display the Color palette, and move the opacity slider. The Inspector's color lozenge will be updated to reflect your choice, and will be displayed specially

The Color palette includes several different collections of colors you can use when specifying object colors that you can access while you patch.

  • Click on the color lozenge in a Max object Inspector to display the Color palette. Click on the menu bar at the top of the palette to show the drop-down menu, and select a selection.

The new color collection you choose will be displayed, and you can patch normally.


Creating your own color palettes

To create and apply your own palette of colors, use the Color Picker, which can be accessed from the Color palette.

Displaying the Color Picker

  • Click on the color lozenge in a Max object Inspector to display the Color palette. Click on the rainbow circle at the top of the palette to display the Color Picker.

The Color Picker will displayed, with the current color already selected.