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Graph Editor: Automatic Colours can be confusing
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Problem: when there are many curves, the mapping from X/Y/Z/W to colour is inconsistent. For example, the same hue can be used for X in one bone and Y in another.

Proposal: No concrete proposal yet, apart from the desire to have consistent X/Y/Z/W colours. The colour generator code could be altered to always produce the same hue for the same RNA array_index, for example, or use array_index/array_length.

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I feel this is a problem easily solved by always coloring XYZ the same RGB but just when W is present have a color for it instead to recognize it, instead of of now having XYZ euler one set of colors and and WXYZ (quaternion) an other set of colors.
Also GROUP colors off should be off by default as they really dont help at all looking at the graph editor.

I feel this is a problem easily solved by always coloring XYZ the same RGB but just when W is present have a color for it instead to recognize it, instead of of now having XYZ euler one set of colors and and WXYZ (quaternion) an other set of colors.

That is a good idea, but is limited to rot/loc/scale properties. The implementation should cover anything that can be animated.

Also GROUP colors off should be off by default as they really dont help at all looking at the graph editor.

Those colours will be part of a different proposal @Nacho Conesa (Nanoide) is working on.

well maybe we should define some color coding for custom props, other for "other props" and xyz, just dont do random because in this case random just doesnt help it gives you a pattern that you need to not follow