Blender Pro theme — Blender 2.8 dark-mode

Thnx Alperen! Now I know where those colors are for :slight_smile:

New edge-weight colors in Blender Pro theme:

Check it out: Download Blender Pro theme. And let me know if this update works for you.

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Awesome! Thanks!

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hmm… I am sorry guys but for me, it’s not solved. :confused:

I couldn’t test your recent changes earlier but now that I am back from vacancy, I have been able to test the latest version from your github repository.

And here is what I see. I don’t think it’s better, at all.

IMO, the goal is to have nice colors (not hurting eyes) but also to be able to clearly see the selected elements (vertices, edges, faces), and I think that the new color for the Wire Edit is not really better. :confused:

BTW, these changes don’t look good with Edge Seams, Edge Sharps, Edge Creases, which are not really visible anymore with this new Wire Edit color (CC9C53).

My Proposal:
blender_pro_modified.xml (42.2 KB)

Objects unselected, then selected:

SOLID mode:


Edge Seams, Edge Sharps, Edge Crease:

What do you think?
I have tried to create a good compromise between the Wireframe and Solid modes.
There are certainly some colors to check (I haven’t tested these changes in all conditions) but I think these colors work pretty well.

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Or, since your theme is supposed to have a bluish main hue, what about these colors:

blender_pro_modified_2.xml (42.2 KB)

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Hi xan2622, Welcome back, and thanks for the feedback! And I agree, usability first, not hurting eyes close second :wink: I like your modifications, just a few things we have to consider.

  1. with white being the selected color you’re unable to tell the last selected/active vert/edge/face.
  2. the unselected wireframes on wire/x-ray are hard to see.
  3. the edge weights hues are based on Blender’s default hues for recognizability. I’m not much of a modeler so I’m not sure how important those hues are.

I’ll have another go at the 3d-viewport colors. And if you quickly like to test theme settings, I’m working on this other project: testblends

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Have you ever heard of this add-on ? It seems useful but 15$… :roll_eyes: There is a 5$ lite version though.

Yeah, I’ve seen it passing by at devtalk. Seems useful and I’m pretty sure it would save me quite some time. But as for paid add-on’s… when I start making money using Blender, the Blender Foundation will be the first entity i’ll pay :wink:


Hi xan2622! Thanks again for your feedback and modifications. I’ve modified your modified version and updated the 3d-viewport-branch. I’ve also updated the outliner to reflect the new object selection colors. Please let me know if this update works for you.

Check it out: 3d-viewport-update


in terms of usability, I’m doing some tests, and I think it’s one of the best :+1:

P.S. updates the color of the selected object of the outliner, which they probably have made some small changes in development and is a color that has nothing to do with the theme.

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:pray: Thank you noki paike, And I’ve changed the new active color in the outliner for 2.81 and updated the 3d-viewport branch.

hi Paul! I just wondered why different branch for updates? Master is no longer getting updates?

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Hi Alperen! I thought it might be handy to quickly test some ideas first before pushing them to the master. What do you think of the new viewport colors? I haven’t had much time to test them yet. I’ll merge the viewport-branch with the master-branch when all is good :wink:

@xan2622 are you happy with the new viewport colors?

Yes I am. :slight_smile:

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I’ve merged the 3d-viewport branch into the master. So if you don’t have the 3d-viewport branch installed; go ahead and update your Blender Pro theme today :wink:

Have a great weekend!

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2.81.8 file browser update: Blender Pro theme


2.81.13 NLA channels update

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Love this theme but I’d like it even more with a slightly lower value en File Folders color (0.75 works nice) and Object Color seems to be a bit more colored/brighter than the rest of Icon Colors.

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Thank you @Swadow, It looks much better now.

I’ve also changed the selected state in the outliner to be more consistent with other selected UI elements.

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Would not it better if the verts and the edges are darker and have some shade difference between them? See the image for how confusing this can get.

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Beautiful theme! Works on all releases of Blender 2.8X ?