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0014333ParaView(No Category)public2013-10-17 17:242014-08-29 10:59
ReporterAlan Scott 
Assigned ToCory Quammen 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Versiongit-master 
Target VersionFixed in Version4.2 
Summary0014333: Gradient colors don't persist between runs.
DescriptionGradient color doesn't persist between runs. Further, Gradient color probably shouldn't be on the View Settings dialog box.

* Master, Linux, local server.
* Edit/ View Settings/ General. Click on Gradient Color.
* Change the second color to red. Apply.
* Close ParaView and reopen ParaView.
<Bug> - Gradient color background is not in effect.
<Bug> - If you turn on Gradient Color again, the second color of red is reset.
<Possible bug> - should this functionality be moved to the Settings dialog?
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related to 0014521closedUtkarsh Ayachit Add ability to save default values for all/any properties 

Cory Quammen (developer)
2013-12-06 23:55
edited on: 2013-12-07 00:12

Hi Alan,

The background color and gradient are properties of the 3D view. You can have several 3D views in a layout, each with a potentially different background. As properties of the view, the colors are not saved as application settings, but they are saved to a state file. If they were application settings, then you wouldn't be able to have different backgrounds in different 3D views.

You can change the default background color for new 3D views in the Settings -> Color panel. Click on Background Color and change it to something. The next time you create a 3D view, it will have the background color you chose. I don't see an option to make a gradient default, nor the second color for the gradient. We could potentially add that setting.


Alan Scott (manager)
2013-12-09 18:54

You are correct - the View Settings setting should not be saved. However, a user should be able to set default backgrounds, using all of the options available in Edit/ View Settings/ General. In other words, for this bug, please make sure that Settings/ Colors (or wherever else it should be) allows a user to set gradient, and gradient colors
Cory Quammen (developer)
2013-12-23 11:25


That request seems perfectly reasonable. Defaults settings are inconsistent within ParaView and across the other binaries (pvbatch and pvpython).

This bug fits into a larger project involving refactoring of settings in ParaView. For your reference, here is a link discussing some of the issues and potential solutions: [^]

The tentative plan is to address this bug while addressing the larger challenge of settings.
Utkarsh Ayachit (administrator)
2014-06-27 15:11

This now works:

+ When changing background color on the "Properties" panel, the change only affects the current view.
+ Now to save that change to "user settings" so that it will be used next time ParaView starts up (or creates a new view), hit the "Save current views settings as default" button on the Properties panel next to the "View" (the icon with a disk drive). That should do the trick.
Utkarsh Ayachit (administrator)
2014-06-30 08:24

Topics merged into master:
(VTK) 14713_fix_lsdyna_reader

Alan Scott (manager)
2014-07-07 21:51


Tested local server, Linux, master.

 Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-10-17 17:24 Alan Scott New Issue
2013-11-04 11:21 Utkarsh Ayachit Assigned To => Cory Quammen
2013-12-06 23:55 Cory Quammen Note Added: 0031909
2013-12-06 23:55 Cory Quammen Status backlog => active development
2013-12-07 00:12 Cory Quammen Note Edited: 0031909
2013-12-09 18:54 Alan Scott Note Added: 0031917
2013-12-23 11:25 Cory Quammen Note Added: 0032047
2014-01-21 09:56 Utkarsh Ayachit Relationship added related to 0014521
2014-06-27 15:11 Utkarsh Ayachit Note Added: 0032950
2014-06-27 15:11 Utkarsh Ayachit Status active development => gatekeeper review
2014-06-27 15:11 Utkarsh Ayachit Fixed in Version => git-next
2014-06-27 15:11 Utkarsh Ayachit Resolution open => fixed
2014-06-30 08:24 Utkarsh Ayachit Fixed in Version git-next => git-master
2014-06-30 08:24 Utkarsh Ayachit Status gatekeeper review => customer review
2014-06-30 08:24 Utkarsh Ayachit Note Added: 0032954
2014-07-07 21:51 Alan Scott Note Added: 0032978
2014-07-07 21:51 Alan Scott Status customer review => closed
2014-08-29 10:59 Utkarsh Ayachit Fixed in Version git-master => 4.2

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