A request, this may already be possible, but I’m not aware of how to do it. Is there a way to have a display setting that shows the individual patches with random colors? This is very useful if you are working on the patch layout. It can quickly visualize what your edge flow is and what the shape of the patches is.
This feature is found is some other surfacing software. I grabbed an image for the web to illustrate it. This would just be an analysis setting that you turn on and off, think of it as an extension of the Zebra and Curvature tools.
Hi Mark - Nothing is built in that I know of, but I have heard this request before - I’ll put it on the pile if it is not there. In the meantime it is possible to make a script that assigns random object colors - I think I have one someplace, I’ll see if I can dredge it up and post it here.
Hi Mark - I think I set that script up so that you can just drag and drop the rvb file onto Rhino and the alias will then just work. I’ll verify and get back to you, it would not be the first time I goofed…
I did goof - the script is incorrectly named - sorry about that- hang on a sec…
This worked, thanks for helping me out with this. I did try the TestRandColor which is fine if you don’t manipulate the view. I think I will stick with the script for RandomColor. This does what I want it do. Thanks for the help.
I just want to chime in and say that TestRandColor worked great since it was easy to toggle on and off, and even worked in both shaded and rendered mode.
However, there’s no predictive typing hints for this command, so unless you stumble on it in the forums here, I believe it’s impossible to find out for new users, so I’m hoping a proper mode with an icon will be added for it some day!
I must have missed the TestRandColor thing years ago and just ran across this so tried in in V6 by typing in the full command. It seemed to work but just the isocurves got the colors in Shaded Display so I used the Rendered Preview Mode and got the full effect. Nice, similar to what Fusion does. But then I tried to revert by running it a second time and my middle mouse button which I have set to show recent commands was doing the ‘pop up’ window thing. Then I noticed some other ini setting had gotten changed simple by my trying the Random Color thing. Lost my keyboard settings and worse I lost my custom aliases! I’m having a hell of a time getting things back to where they were. Just a word of warning when messing with test commands!