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Can Parts Keep Color when added to a folder?

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:33 am
by theRoyal1
I've tried different settings but can't seem to get this working.
I searched the Manual and online and nuthin.

I have my tracks colored the way I want but whenever I add them to a folder the parts (Not the Track itself) get changed to the folder color.

So IOW,
Outside of the folder, the tracks and parts have their default color that I created for it.
Put Inside the folder and the Track keeps the color but the parts get changed to the folder color.

Is there a setting I am over looking so that this DOESN'T happen?

I've spent hours setting up my colors and defaults and can't get this to work...it's very annoying to have to do it manually every damn time.

Thank u.

:geek:

Re: Can Parts Keep Color when added to a folder?

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:22 am
by ZeroZero
This is not happening here. Have you tried different settings in Prefs/Event Display/ tracks, auto track color mode?

Re: Can Parts Keep Color when added to a folder?

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:29 am
by theRoyal1
ZeroZero wrote:This is not happening here. Have you tried different settings in Prefs/Event Display/ tracks, auto track color mode?
If you only knew...lol
I have gone nuts trying the settings...

Mind you, i'm speaking of the parts not the actual tracks.

Re: Can Parts Keep Color when added to a folder?

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:12 am
by orchetect
I'm not sure what's going on there. I have no problems and can't replicate what you're describing.

ie: Tracks are colored red, inside a folder colored orange. The regions on those tracks still show up as red. (The regions already have the 'Default Color' property by default, and so they auto-inherit).

Am I missing something?

Re: Can Parts Keep Color when added to a folder?

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:03 am
by theRoyal1
orchetect wrote:I'm not sure what's going on there. I have no problems and can't replicate what you're describing.

ie: Tracks are colored red, inside a folder colored orange. The regions on those tracks still show up as red. (The regions already have the 'Default Color' property by default, and so they auto-inherit).

Am I missing something?
Snapshot coming up...

Re: Can Parts Keep Color when added to a folder?

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:34 pm
by theRoyal1
SO again,
Here's my Issue.
When I put the tracks in folders, the tracks keep the colors but parts get folder color...
I want the track AND parts to keep their original colors.
I tried different settings and can't get them to keep their colors.
:geek:
No Folder.png
Tracks and Parts have their color
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Parts get changed to Folder color.
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Re: Can Parts Keep Color when added to a folder?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:14 am
by orchetect
I'm scratching my head here. Don't have Cubase in front of me to poke around. Are you sure it's not a preference somewhere? I'm not advocating it, but I wonder about moving your pref folder to the desktop (while Cubase is quit) then reopening your project and see if the effect changes. (Obviously quit and move it back after).

What if you start a new empty session (not from a template, just totally empty) and add some colored tracks to a folder, does the same thing happen?

I'm almost wondering if I should post an empty project with tracks set up working correctly and you open it or vice versa to see if the effect is a pref or a project setting.

Re: Can Parts Keep Color when added to a folder?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:29 am
by Accel0001
Parts with default color inherit the color from its parent.
Image

Re: Can Parts Keep Color when added to a folder?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:31 pm
by Razzia
Funny.. I WANT this to happen and I don't think it does. Almost always when I move something into a group I want everything to be the same color so it's easier to spot different sections on the mixer. Pretty sure I always have to change it by hand.

Re: Can Parts Keep Color when added to a folder?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:33 pm
by Accel0001
Cubase color inheritance test.gif
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Re: Can Parts Keep Color when added to a folder?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:45 pm
by theRoyal1
Accel0001 wrote:
Cubase color inheritance test.gif
Thx for the gif... it took me a couple of tries to understand but clicked when I read the previous post about "Default Color" and "Parent"

See, Now is there a way to turn that off. I DON'T want it to change color to the parent.

I spent hours configuring all my colors in the settings and want them to stay that way when I put them in the folder.
I don't want to spend anymore time in a project working on colors...

Re: Can Parts Keep Color when added to a folder?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:44 pm
by peakae
I tried to move varius yellow and red tracks into a purple folder, they keep their color including parts.
Tried all available preference settings and changing the global default color versus the track color, no difference.

Try starting Cubase in safe mode, it could be a corrupt preference file.
Or something completely different, never encountered that behaviour.

Re: Can Parts Keep Color when added to a folder?

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:20 am
by stingray
peakae wrote:I tried to move varius yellow and red tracks into a purple folder, they keep their color including parts.
Tried all available preference settings and changing the global default color versus the track color, no difference.
Tested here too. Works flawlessly.

Re: Can Parts Keep Color when added to a folder?

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:25 am
by Accel0001
'Default color' is not just a shortcut for color, its behavior is different from other colors'. I think 'Default color' is not the specific color but an attribute for inheriting the color from its parent.

This behavior seems to be same on older versions of Cubase (I checked it on 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5 with clean settings). On Cubase6.5, default color is not changeable. They are all grey.

The fact that 'Default color' track head indicates the color defined in Preference (not the inherited color) may have been confusing users. It should be called 'Color for inherit mode' 'Color for follow mode' or something like that.

Old similar topics
Events default wrongly to folder colour
viewtopic.php?t=6703
Is this intended? Auto coloring issue
viewtopic.php?t=37331

Re: Can Parts Keep Color when added to a folder?

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:07 pm
by Accel0001
Here are some macros.

PLE Preset - Set Color1 to Selected Audio Tracks
Property, Property is set, Event is selected, And
Container Type is, Equal, Track, And
Media Type is, Equal, Audio
Set Color, Set to fixed value, Color 1
Transform


Macro - Add Audio Track and Set Color1
Add Track - Audio
Process Project Logical Editor - Set Color1 to Selected Audio Tracks
(If you add multiple tracks, Color1 is applied to only last added track)

Macro - Set MyColors to Selected Tracks
Process Project Logical Editor - Set Color1 to Selected Audio Tracks
Process Project Logical Editor - Set Color2 to Selected MIDI Tracks
Process Project Logical Editor - Set Color3 to Selected Group Tracks
Process Project Logical Editor - Set Color4 to Selected FX Tracks
...
Cubase Macro - Apply different colors at a time.gif
Apply different colors to tracks depending on their type at a time
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Both MIDI and Instrument Tracks are recognized as MIDI Tracks.
These macros need PLE window closed.

Re: Can Parts Keep Color when added to a folder?

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 7:03 am
by theRoyal1
TY... I'll be doing some more checks but seems the latest update fixed this issue...

I think..lol

Re: Can Parts Keep Color when added to a folder?

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:14 pm
by Bodegaempire
theRoyal1 - did it get fixed on your system? Still a problem over here on OSX.

I started a separate thread about it and it seems like mine and yours have merged, now that I realize folders are the culprit.

Re: Can Parts Keep Color when added to a folder?

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:08 am
by Stephen57
Accel0001 wrote:
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:07 pm
Here are some macros.

PLE Preset - Set Color1 to Selected Audio Tracks
Property, Property is set, Event is selected, And
Container Type is, Equal, Track, And
Media Type is, Equal, Audio
Set Color, Set to fixed value, Color 1
Transform


Macro - Add Audio Track and Set Color1
Add Track - Audio
Process Project Logical Editor - Set Color1 to Selected Audio Tracks
(If you add multiple tracks, Color1 is applied to only last added track)

Macro - Set MyColors to Selected Tracks
Process Project Logical Editor - Set Color1 to Selected Audio Tracks
Process Project Logical Editor - Set Color2 to Selected MIDI Tracks
Process Project Logical Editor - Set Color3 to Selected Group Tracks
Process Project Logical Editor - Set Color4 to Selected FX Tracks
...

Cubase Macro - Apply different colors at a time.gif
Both MIDI and Instrument Tracks are recognized as MIDI Tracks.
These macros need PLE window closed.
Gold +1 Thank you!

Re: Can Parts Keep Color when added to a folder?

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:31 am
by Stephen57
Accel0001 wrote:
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:07 pm
Here are some macros.
Excellent macros, thank you. I'm wondering, can Cubase pause during Macro execution to allow for user input?

I'd like the Macro to Pause and allow for a Color value to be selected. If possible, it would let related tracks be selected and the then a Color could be applied to them during the Macro's execution. Is that possible? Marcos are still challenging for me, but the ones I have working are very useful.

Take care for now. :-)