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displayRGBColor([create=boolean], [hueSaturationValue=boolean], [list=boolean], [resetToFactory=boolean], [resetToSaved=boolean])

Note: Strings representing object names and arguments must be separated by commas. This is not depicted in the synopsis.

displayRGBColor is undoable, queryable, and NOT editable.

This command changes or queries the display color for anything in the application that allows the user to set its color. These colors are part of the UI and not part of the saved data for a model. This command is not undoable.

Return value

string when the list flag is used, none otherwise

In query mode, return type is based on queried flag.


currentUnit, displayAffected, displayColor, displayCull, displayLevelOfDetail, displayPref, displaySmoothness, displayStats, displaySurface, hide, refresh, showHidden, toggle


create, hueSaturationValue, list, resetToFactory, resetToSaved
Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
list(l) boolean create
Writes out a list of all RGB color names and their value.
resetToFactory(rf) boolean create
Resets all the RGB display colors to their factory defaults.
resetToSaved(rs) boolean create
Resets all the RGB display colors to their saved values.
create(c) boolean create
Creates a new RGB display color which can be queried or set. If is used only when saving color preferences. name Specifies the name of color to change.
hueSaturationValue(hsv) boolean createquery
Indicates that rgb values are really hsv values. Upon query, returns the HSV valuses as an array of 3 floats. r g b The RGB values for the color. (Between 0-1)

Flag can appear in Create mode of command Flag can appear in Edit mode of command
Flag can appear in Query mode of command Flag can have multiple arguments, passed either as a tuple or a list.

Python examples

import maya.cmds as cmds

# Set the background colour to red
cmds.displayRGBColor( 'background', 1, 0, 0 )

# List the current RGB color settings
cmds.displayRGBColor( list=True )