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Active Object and Groups
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System Information
OS: Windows 10 64 bit
GPU: RX 470

Blender Version

Blender 2.79 and older

Short description of error

"Active Object" coloring does not appear on grouped objects, instead "Objects Grouped Active" color which sound logical. However selecting more than one grouped objects makes both of them appear as "Objects Grouped Active" which isn't logical since only one object can be active. Real active object can only be noticed by origin dot that actually displays in "Active Object" color.

I believe is that correct way is for "Active Object" to be dominant for both types, while "Objects Grouped Active" should be changed to "Objects Grouped Selected" which is currently not there, but it partly acts like it.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error

Selecting multiple grouped objects.

Event Timeline

I know this is a simple file, but please upload it to simplify the discussion.


Bastien Montagne (mont29) lowered the priority of this task from 90 to 50.

We do have some darkenning of selected but inactive group objects color… looks like it is nearly imperceptible, will tweak it in code.

Dzmitry (Sunbeam) added a comment.EditedJul 5 2017, 9:04 AM

I still think it would better for it to display in Active Object color or get setting of it own since it provides more control for user, than being slightly lighter.

Ideally active object in group should have own theme color, yes… but that’s more of a low-priority TODO, not really the time to handle that kind of things. ;)