In Shapr3D you can set the color of any face, body or group to any color.
You can access this feature under Tools > Color.
Selecting a color
Selecting a color is as simple as selecting your face or body in the color tool. You can select/de-select faces and bodies easily, but be careful, they will instantly get the color currently set (the button on the middle) in the Color Wheel.
Note: Be careful when you push the Color Wheel button you will exit the Color tool, tap on an empty part of the workspace to deselect your shapes.
There are three ways to select a color:
- Simply select a color on the Color Wheel.
- The second is using the Recently used colors bar on the bottom part of your screen. On the bar, you will see the latest 8 colors used. Just pick the color you need.
- The third is using the Color Picker, here's how it works:
- Tap on the Color Picker's icon
- Select any face to pick its color - This color will appear on the Color Wheel button
- Select faces, bodies or groups to give them the picked color
Modifying your selected colors
Saturation - (top left indicator)
Saturation indicates the intensity of a color. If the handle is on top of the slider, the color is the most intense and if the handle is around the lower parts of the slider it starts to look washed out, and finally, grey.
Luminosity - (bottom left indicator)
Luminosity indicates the luminosity of a color. It ranges from white and black. When you move the handle down on the slider, your color will get darker.
Opacity - (right indicator)
Opacity indicates the transparency of the color and with it the transparency of a face or a body. When you move the handle down on the slider, your color will get more transparent. This way you can show shapes inside of a body or hidden by a body (can be useful, when you, for example, apply for a patent)
Setting the default color of bodies
There is a default color for your bodies. Whenever you go from 2D to 3D, your body is automatically rendered to this color.
In the Color tool, you can change this default color by tapping the button on the bottom right corner. Here you can select a color from 9 colors chosen by us or the one currently on the Color Wheel.
Tap on either of them and from that point onwards all your 3D shapes will be rendered to this color automatically.
Watch this video to learn how to set the color of any face, body or group. This tutorial was made only with bodies and groups in mind, but the underlying logic is the same with faces as well.