How do you get the colored glass option to look… well colored besides black?
If you mean “Color Glass” in the F5 materials preset, then it’s just a preview of the glass. You need to render it to see the colour.
so it doesnt actually affect the object its just a preview of what it would look like when you render using that option?
Well, I’m not sure why.
It should show the colour in terms of usage. That way we know what colour we’re on without having to look at the colour palette but that’s how they designed it so I’m not sure what’s going on.
You could use Shift + P in the 3D viewport in object mode to preview render the object. If you see a transparent object, then try dragging the alpha slider on the material of the glass object and see if the preview renderer show any colour. That’s one solution I think.
It doesn’t bother me too much.