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Random object colors in 3ds Max.

A - answer If you want to assign a distinct, random color to individual newly created objects in your scene in 3ds Max, setup this mode using two settings.

In Customize > Preferences > General uncheck the option "Default to By Layer for New Nodes" and confirm the dialog:

In the object creation panel then click on the color swatch and in the dialog "Object Color" check the option "Assign Random Colors":

random color hue

If you want to randomly change colors of existing objects (without changing their assigned materials), display the window "MAXScript Listener" (press the key F11) and type/copy the line (all in a single line):

for obj in objects do (obj.wirecolor = color (random 0 255) (random 0 255) (random 0 255))

Run the code by pressing [Enter]. Any additional running of this script will again change random colors for the scene objects.

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applies to: 3ds Max ·

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