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Free: Addon to Set Viewport Color based on Nodetree


Johnny Matthews writes:

I wrote an add-on to set the viewport color of an object based on the average color of the nodes in the node tree. Because I always hate having to go back in and change these settings by hand when using node-based materials. Just select an object that uses your material, right-click and choose "Set Viewport Color" or Search for the command "Set Viewport Color"

It is available to download and install from Github.

About the Author

Johnny Matthews

I've been a Blender user since before it went open source and was a minor dev team member during the Elephants Dream days. Currently, I'm doing Blender tutorials on YouTube.


  1. It seems to me that we have use for multiple viewport colors per material - one for organization while editing, and one for scene navigation, where colors closely align with the Eevee/Cycles materials, and that we could swap between viewport color sets like we do for viewport/material/render.

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