Color Chooser


The Color Chooser appears when you double-click a color swatch (for example, in the Attribute Editor).

The Color Chooser lets you:

A compact version of the Color Chooser that appears when you single-click a swatch. This version consists of many of the same components as the full Color Chooser, but the overall window is scaled down.

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Color History

The Color History shows you your current selected color and provides you with ways to quickly pick and re-pick existing colors in the scene.

Current/Previous color

The large colored box in the Color History is split into two sections. The upper section displays your current selected color while the lower section displays the previously selected color.


Click the eyedropper icon and then any color in the scene or Color Chooser to change the current color.

Persistent color palette

Select any of the basic colors and shades by clicking the color palette in the Color History. This palette always contains the same colors.


As you continually set colors on an object, those colors are added to the history so you can select them again in the future.

Color Wheel

The color wheel provides you with a number of ways to select colors.


  1. Drag the cursor around the outer ring to change the color displayed in the center box.
  2. Select the shade of your color from the box.

    This is also available in the compact Color Chooser.


  1. Drag the cursor around the spectrum field to choose a color.
  2. Drag the slider at the bottom to adjust the shade.


The Image tab allows you to sample colors directly from an image.

  1. Load an image into the box by either:
    • Dragging an image from a browser into the box.
    • Clicking the load button and navigating to your image from the file browser
  2. Drag the mouse over the loaded image to magnify a specific region of it.
  3. Release the mouse button to set the current color under the cursor.


The Blend tab allows you to blend four colors together and choose any shade between them.

  1. Drag any color from the Color Palettes to one of the corners to change the colors being blended.
  2. Select a color by clicking it in the region.

Numeric Input

Numerical color values are entered using the Numeric Input section, by:

Color Palettes

The Color Palette allows you to store up to 256 colors per palette. It allows you to:

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