Paint bucket changes last component's color when new color is chosen in paint bucket


I made a component and used the paint bucket to change its color.
I then started to make another component.
I think I have the last component closed for editing and de-selected but when I change the color of the paint bucket the last component changes color.
I tried locking the last component.
I also tried making a new rectangle and selecting it but the color of the last component changes every time I touch the sliders/settings in the paint bucket dialog.
I don’t want it to change I am happy with the way it is.
How in the heck does one change the color of the paint bucket without changing the color of the already painted component?
Also the color I painted the component is different than the layer color???
I created the component on layer0 and then changed layer but I have no idea how to set the color of the layer to the color I chose (0019_Crimson) for the component.
The component is the color I chose for it.
but I want that component on its layer and that layer to be the color of the component then I want to make other components and make those a different color and put them on their respective layer color wise.


It sounds like you are changing the layer colour not the component colour. If you have clicked the colour swatch in the layer window the Material editor for the layers will open, so any changes made there will change the component colour if it is set to colour by layer.
Turn off colour by layer and you will see the component colour.
Make sure you understand how to use layers correctly.


I figured part of it out.
You have to select a different color or texture before you touch the sliders or you are still editing the component whether it is selected or not…which seems very wrong to me.
I’m still unsure about having different colored components on a layer with a color that doesn’t match.
Seems the correct approach to colors would be to make a component change its color to whatever and put that component on on a separate layer of that color.
So when/if i need to turn on or off say for example all the red components I can turn off the red layer.
Does this make sense stylistically speaking?


If you are seeing sliders in the Material window you are in the edit tab of a specific colour. Click the Select tab to return to the palette.


Hi box
Thanks for the help
The layer dialog is closed for all of this.
I’m only clicking on the paint can icon and fiddling with the sliders to select the next color I want/plan to use.
I think my solution is to select a different color or material then fiddle with the sliders.
Trouble with that is I wanted my color of my next component to be the same color but with more opacity.
See below


Hi Box
Yeah yeah
That works I have to select a different color or material first.
Then I select the exact same color I wanted, then change the sliders and the preceding components are unaffected.
That doesn’t feel right if you ask me.
When you close the component the focus should be removed in my mind.
I still am creep-ed out a little by the components being a different color than the color of the layer.
Is there an easy way to copy a component’s color and paste it into the layer dialog’s color selection?


I still am stymied.
I want to make two components that are the same color but I want the two components to have a different opacity.
If change the opacity of the color all components change regardless if they are selected or not .


In the material editor you have a button, Create Material, use that to create a new version of the colour with altered transparency and paint the second component with it.
I’m not on a computer at the moment so can’t give you an example.


Hi Box
That was the ticket.
I need to change the topic of this thread to this.
"How to make two components of the same color but different opacity or shades of the same color."
The trick is to creating materials like you said above and to make each shade a different material.

I’m still a little fuzzy on how I get a material as a choice in setting the for a layer color…I need to fool around with it some more.
Today I’m convinced that each color or material should be on a separate layer but as I write it it I’m not sure if that is a good idea/ the correct approach.
It makes sense that my two shades should be on the same layer and the layer would be the base color with 100% opacity…if I follow my color theory organizational methodology…but what about say two materials one is flint stone and the other is sand stone?
Should I put both stone materials on the stone layer or should I have a separate sand stone layer and a separate flint stone layer?
Here is where guidance from a seasoned hand is sorely needed.
I suppose there are situations where you might want to do a color by layer.
The dirt layer is brown and that is it or the dirt layer might be brown with thirty different components of various shades of brown where the color by layer in not the correct choice.