View Full Version : Change button, requester colors?

11-09-2003, 06:06 PM
According to my PC friends, you can change the colors of the buttons, backgrounds, etc. on the PC side to your heart's content by editing the HUB.CFG file.

But I don't seem to have a HUB.CFG file on the Mac.

Does anyone know of a way to change the colors? I'm trying to make a high-contrast interface for my tired old eyes. Black type on white would be perfect.

(I tried editing the LW3.CFG file in my home >Library > Preferences folder, but it doesn't seem to have any effect.)


11-09-2003, 07:34 PM
On the Mac, you need to edit error - I named the wrong file, see accurate information below. And, FWIW, it works just like on the PC, editing colors to your heart's content.

11-09-2003, 08:05 PM
Thanks, mlinde.

I tried that (just typing in the colors I wanted to change, of course, since the only thing in the file is '-c"path to pref"-p"path to pref"' where "path to pref" is the actual path to the preferences file in my home library.)

But, when I opened the programs, once again there is no change in either Layout or Modeler.

I'm sorry, and I don't mean to be dense. But I'm obviously missing something here.

11-09-2003, 10:03 PM
It's the Lightwave Hub Prefs file that you need to edit, in Users/YourName/Library/Preferences

the color part looks like this:

BackgroundColor 100 100 100
ActionButtonColor 125 125 150
DialogButtonColor 100 125 150
DragButtonColor 140 165 140
InfoAreaColor 80 80 80

You can also add camera presets and other things in the Layout preferences:

ResolutionPreset 640 306 1 0 0 640 306 CineScope1 (640 x 306)
ResolutionPreset 720 306 0.9 0 0 720 306 CineScope2 (720 x 306)

11-10-2003, 11:42 AM
Thanks, Toby. That changed some things, and is clearly the right place change 'em. :D

But, umm, do you know the code for the regular buttons? They're looking pretty dark against the background now. :)

The rest is much easier for me to see, though. Thanks again!

11-10-2003, 08:54 PM
I don't really know any of the code :) I just change what's there - I noticed some things aren't there or can't be changed - like default Ambient Intensity! Darn it!

11-10-2003, 09:05 PM
Ah. I didn't have anything there at all. (Just a couple of paths.) But the colors did change when I pasted them in, (except for the buttons.)

Wonder where we can get a list of all the possible things?


11-10-2003, 09:21 PM
actually I think I grabbed the text off of someones post a while back - I'll do a search

11-10-2003, 10:00 PM
here's a few leads



11-11-2003, 01:16 PM
Thanks, Toby! I really appreciate it.