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!
Create a locator, or a few if your feeling adventurous, and then press CTRL+A to go into the Attribute Editor.
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.
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.
Tick the Check box labeled 'Use Outliner Color', and then click on the colour swatch underneath.
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.
Finally, if you've followed all the steps correctly, once you de-select your Locator the text should be changed to your desired choice!
I hope this tutorial has helped!