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0015757ParaView(No Category)public2015-10-05 17:232016-08-12 09:59
ReporterAlan Scott 
Assigned ToKitware Robot 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version4.4 
Target Version5.1Fixed in Version 
Summary0015757: Color palette weirdnesses
DescriptionWe are seeing color palette weirdness's. This needs to be fixed.

* Start by deleting your config files.
* ParaView 4.4.0, Linux, local server.

<<Bug 1>>
* Color Palette icon. Change to gradient background.
* Edit current palette.
* Change background color to white. OK, OK. All is fine.
* Color Palette icon. Change to black background.
* Color Palette icon. Change to gradient background.
>>>> The white color was not remembered. This is a bug.
* Exit ParaView, restart ParaView.
* The gradient background now looks as it should, dark blue top, white bottom.

Once again, delete your config files.
<<Bug 2>>
* Properties tab, change Background to Gradient.
* On the Color palette icon, change to white background.
>>>> We are still in Gradient mode. This is a bug.
>>>> Bottom color correctly changes to white, top color stays dark blue. This is a bug.

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Typeincorrect functionality
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Utkarsh Ayachit (administrator)
2015-10-26 13:33

Neither of these are bugs, but a side effect of how the color palettes are designed in ParaView. Let me explain the reasons for the two issues and we can then decide if the color palettes -- the way we have them -- need to be refactored.

<<Bug 1>>

When one clicks on "Edit Current Palette", you are simply editing colors for the "application palette" i.e. a globally maintained named collection of colors. You are not editing any of the predefined palettes i.e. Gradient or Black Background etc. When you select one of those from the Color Palette menu, you are simply copying the colors from those predefined palette to the "application palette".

When you restart ParaView, the last saved palette gets loaded. The bug is that when selects a different palette from the menu, it doesn't get saved in session, hence ParaView simply restored the last saved palette, which happened when you changed the background color to White.

<<Bug 2>>

When we implemented palettes, we added a mechanism to sever the link between a color and a palette color e.g. if you manually changed the "Edge color" on the properties panel, it severs the link with the Edge color on the palette and then changing the palette will not affect the edge color on the object. This is the same effect we're seeing here. When you change the "Gradient" property, it severs the link and hence changing the palette doesn't help here.
Kitware Robot (administrator)
2016-08-12 09:59

Resolving issue as `moved`.

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 Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-10-05 17:23 Alan Scott New Issue
2015-10-05 17:23 Alan Scott Target Version => 5.1
2015-10-26 13:12 Utkarsh Ayachit Target Version 5.1 => 5.0
2015-10-26 13:33 Utkarsh Ayachit Note Added: 0035390
2015-10-26 13:33 Utkarsh Ayachit Target Version 5.0 => 5.1
2016-08-12 09:59 Kitware Robot Note Added: 0038903
2016-08-12 09:59 Kitware Robot Status backlog => closed
2016-08-12 09:59 Kitware Robot Resolution open => moved
2016-08-12 09:59 Kitware Robot Assigned To => Kitware Robot

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