How many colours in SketchUp17?

I know colours can be “infinitely” varied from the colour wheel but as far as I can see the colour palette only allows a max of 106 colours per model.
I want 390 for a project. Can anyone point me if there’s a way of doing this in SU17 ?

If not could I make my 390 colours outside SU and import them as images as I only want to use them on flat surfaces ?

You can edit colors in SketchUp and save them as new colors. Create as many as you like.

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Thanks Dave

Colours: Ok. With your prompt I’ve discovered my error was that I was operating within the standard/given palette of 106 colours and whenever I hovered over the “+” icon and “create material” popped up I took that too literally and didn’t go in to find that colors were included under “materials”. So with a bit of dabbling I’ve found that SU creates "material 1… 2 …"etc when you create your own color. So you’ve sorted me there thanks. Now just a few hours making the 390 I need :sweat: :sweat: but I knew that might come.

Seems I need as much leading by the hand on the forum as on SU … can’t find my profile anywhere :neutral_face:
I’ll keep hunting as I want to change my email address anyway.

Keep in mind those new materials are being created in the In Model colors. Once you’ve created them you can save them as a new collection.

Why are you creating 390 colors. What is the magic of 390?

Click on the K in the green circle in the upper right corner of the Forum page. Then click on your user name.

Bit like the colors … I’d clicked both those before but not seeing “profile” backed off.
Now clicked a bit further at your prompt and changed changed some bits … including my email . Thanks.
So I’m now off to ask Mr Google where to find a saturated colour spectrum :rainbow: :sailboat:

It still doesn’t show your SketchUp version, OS and graphics card.

Mmmm… been away for a few days. I think I put in my SU version and OS but dont know how to find a graphics card so put my laptop make. You’re dealing with “entry level” practitioner here :neutral_face:.
I missed your Q about 390 colours … I have a geometric model on which I want to put a graduation through all the spectrum colours. The pathway for this is divided into 390 compartments so I thought I’d create those steps in individual colours … marathon!
I have now dabbled in and out of SU and found I can import graduated colour changes as JPGs so that brings me down to 132 colour graduations. 75% reduction :slightly_smiling_face:so I’m working on that direction now.