Status on colored wires and empties?


This question is hovering in between a feature request and development question, but I would love to know how far away are colored curves, and/or empties in the current Blender development?

There are a lot of requests on the right-click forum for this, even I posted one in the beginning of the year with some examples:

Especially for more complex rigging, colored wires or empties are immensely useful.

Hope this is on the radar for a upcoming 2.8x update.




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I am with you on this!

It probably will not be solved in 2.81.
Development meeting shared workboard for 2.81.

It will be for future releases.

Currently, only meshes can be colored. But there are some workarounds.
You can change Extrude or Bevel Depth setting of a curve to be able to see a colored wireframe for extruded curves.
Empties can be replaced by bones.
Bones can be colored using bones groups colors.


I know about these workarounds, but a direct way of coloring a curve is preferable.
I often use curves as a template for modeling, and not all empties are meant to be replaced with bones. :wink:

I encountered this today, when trying to edit a curve and path inside a spotlight and probe heavy scene:


Apart from more fine grained extras visibility options, this would help so much:


(And also, if you have more than one empty/curve/spotlight selected and change the color, ALL OF THEM should change!)

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