Permanently put a customized Colormap in the drop-down menu in Voxler

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It is possible to customize a Colormap in Voxler and save the customized Colormap as a CLR file.  The CLR file can then be applied to other modules within the same project or to other modules in other projects.  To apply the custom CLR file to other modules, the user will need to open the properties of that module and click the ellipsis button next to Colormap, which gives the user access to the Colormap dialog.  Once the user has access to the Colormap dialog, the Load Colormap button can be applied and the user can navigate to the custom CLR file and apply it to that module.   

If a user needs to load a specific custom CLR file to many modules or to multiple projects, the user can permanently save the CLR file to the list of predefined Colormaps seen in the drop-down menu in the Properties window by adding the CLR to the Colormap.ini file.


Here are the steps to permanently put a custom Colormap (CLR file) in the Voxler’s predefined Colormap drop-down menu:

  1. Create the custom Colormap in the Colormap Editor dialog (by clicking the ellipsis button next to Colormap in the Property Manager).
  2. From the Colormap Editor, save the custom Colormap by using the Save button, this creates the CLR file.
  3. Close Voxler, making sure to save any changes you have made.
  4. Open Voxler’s App Data directory by opening Windows Explorer and type %appdata% in the address bar. Double-click on the Golden Software directory. Double-click on the Voxler directory. (Voxler 1, Voxler 2, Voxler 3, depending on your version).
  5. Double-click on the Colormap.ini file, which should open in a text editor.
  6. Start another instance of your Text editor (Notepad will work) and open the custom CLR file using File | Open.
  7. Copy the contents of the CLR file by using Edit | Select All and Edit | Copy.
  8. Close Notepad.
  9. Move to the text editor that has Colormap.ini open.
  10. Scroll down in the file until you see the predefined Colormaps.
  11. Paste the copied Colormap into the list.
  12. Enter a blank row above where you have pasted the Colormap.
  13. Enter a name for the custom Colormap that will be displayed on the Colormap drop-down menu.
  14. Use File | Save to save the updated information.
  15. Close the text editor.
  16. Open Voxler and open a VOXB file.
  17. Select a module and move to the Property Manager.
  18. Click next to the Colormap drop-down menu and you should see the custom Colormap on the list.


 Updated July 17, 2018

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