CHANGING OUTLINER COLOUR INSIDE MAYA


DISCLAIMER - This is for Maya 2016 onwards as the feature is new to these versions!


 

 

Here's a quick tutorial on a useful thing you can do to help keep your scene's organised! - Not many people seem to know about this feature so enjoy!

Step 01:

Create a locator, or a few if your feeling adventurous, and then press CTRL+A to go into the Attribute Editor.

Step01

 

 

Step 02:

As your in the ShapeNode of the Locator, click on the drop down menu labeled 'Object Display'.

Here at the bottom you'll see a Check box labeled 'Use Outliner Color', with a colour swatch underneath called by a similar name as well.

step02

 

 

Step 03:

Switch over to the ObjectNode so your no longer in the ShapeNode of the Locator, and then click on the drop down menu labeled 'Display'. 

Again, at the bottom you'll see a Check box labeled 'Use Outliner Color', with a colour swatch underneath called by a similar name as well.

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Step 04:

Tick the  Check box labeled 'Use Outliner Color', and then click on the colour swatch underneath.

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Step 05:

If you click on the colour swatch, Maya has helped us out and has a nice feature of storing the swatches you've used previously. 

If you look, you can see the colour swatch with the exact colour i chose in the ShapeNodes colour swatch in 'Step 02'.

Click on the desired colour (it's best to keep these 2 swatches in both the ShapeNode and ObjectNode the exact same colour to avoid all issues.

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Step 06:

Finally, if you've followed all the steps correctly, once you de-select your Locator the text should be changed to your desired choice!

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I hope this tutorial has helped!