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I made the mistake of not coloring as I went while building a large object in LEGO Digital Designer. I don't want to spend hours coloring each individual brick. Is there a way I can box select the bricks and apply a color to them?

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Yes.

I'm using:

  • Version (Program): 4.3.11.
  • Version (Brick): 2670.
  • OS: Windows.

Pre Setup:

We're using Extended Mode (Black Backsplash) of LDD, so we can have full access to all colors. I have not tested the other two modes, Default (Blue Backsplash) or Mindstorms (White Backsplash).

If the model is in Default Mode. No problem.

  • Copy the build to memory (CTRL+A) then (CTRL+C);
  • Open a new blank file in Extended Mode;
  • and Paste from memory (CTRL+P);
  • Give file a different name as not to overwrite the original;
  • Re-save.

Setup:

  • Use the "COLOR Selecting Tool" and select a piece's color you want to change.
  • All of that color is now highlighted.
  • Use the "Invert Selection Tool" to reverse highlight everything not that color.
  • Use the "Hide Tool" to make everything not that color disappear.
  • Use the "Single Selection Tool" to block select the visible pieces that are getting a color change.
  • Use the "Paint Tool" and pick the new color being used.
  • Click the "Show all hidden bricks" button.
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  • Done.

In Program Example:

Goal: Switch Mega-Man blues into Leaf Shield greens.

Setup:

  • Use the "COLOR Selecting Tool" and select a piece's color you want to change. enter image description here

  • All of that color is now highlighted. enter image description here

  • Use the "Invert Selection Tool" to reverse highlight everything not that color. enter image description here

  • Use the "Hide Tool" to make everything not that color disappear. enter image description here

  • Use the "Single Selection Tool" to block select the visible pieces that are getting a color change. enter image description here

  • Use the "Paint Tool" and pick the new color being used. enter image description here enter image description here

  • Click the "Show all hidden bricks" button. enter image description here

  • Done. enter image description here enter image description here

  • thank you, a very good answer! – Millard Oct 6 at 2:14

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