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Proportional Editing Color too Shallow on 2.9a
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System Information
Operating system: Windows-10-10.0.19041-SP0 64 Bits
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 1050/PCIe/SSE2 NVIDIA Corporation 4.5.0 NVIDIA 385.54

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.83.0, 2.90 (sub 0), branch: master, commit date: 2020-05-05 22:30, hash: rBb0d6b0376324
Worked: 2.82a Release

Short description of error
The Color of Proportional Editing Circle is too shallow to see, and there is no option on the preference setting to change

Here's some screenshots showing the difference between 2.82a and 2.90


Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Active proportional editing and press G to move an object. Notice the lack of contrast in the proportional editing circle between 2.82a and 2.83.0/2.90.0.

Event Timeline

The proportional editing circle takes on the color of the grid.
This seems to have be an intentional change made in Blender 2.83. I personally don't believe it's a bug. But it may have been a over sight on the developers part.

As for the request to make the circle separately themeable, that is a feature request. This page is reserved for bug reports unless you wish to add the feature yourself.

One thing to note is that proportional editing may be replaced with a new design in Blender 2.90 that could help with this "issue" D4786.

Ming Zhu (AeneasTzu) added a comment.EditedMay 7 2020, 2:13 AM

@Alaska (Alaska) Thanks for your reply. I am very looking forward to that new features. When will this new feature be added on the alpha version?

It will most likely be added to Blender 2.90 Alpha. As for when, I'm unsure as I'm not a developer.
However, if you wanted you could build your own version of Blender with that patch included. You could try following this guide on building Blender, however there doesn't appear to be clear steps on how to add patches. I also wouldn't be able to guide you through the process as I haven't built a custom version of Blender before.

Germano Cavalcante (mano-wii) changed the task status from Needs Triage to Needs Information from User.EditedMay 7 2020, 4:22 PM

The use of the grid color is like this since the first commit that this drawing was implemented (before 2008: transform_constraints.c;b6b61681efd322bd800bcaba55099cdf147547b2$748?follow=created)
But the drawing status follows the color inversion logic (GL_INVERT), so the color is inverted.
This seems like a graphic driver issue. Apparently glLogicOp is not working on your GPU.
Please double-check if the drivers are up to date.
Also can you confirm that this problem is also seen in previous versions?

Alaska (Alaska) added a comment.EditedMay 7 2020, 11:34 PM

@Germano Cavalcante (mano-wii) If I read your comment correctly, then the proportional editing circle should be identical between 2.82a and 2.83/2.90. This is not the case with my computer. I'm running a GTX 1050ti on Linux with driver version 440.82 (release one month ago). The versions of Blender I tested were 2.82a, 2.83 9605c2616696 (2020-05-06 16:18), 2.90 05da8132d8f7 (2020-05-06 23:00). These were the latest builds from the build bot.

Ankit (ankitm) changed the task status from Needs Information from User to Needs Developer to Reproduce.May 15 2020, 4:37 PM
Ankit (ankitm) added a subscriber: Ankit (ankitm).

for me, it's the same in 2.82a and in rB86580c437bb51a5 except this: T74905 (which has become better when the circle overlaps with the object. )
So it seems GPU specific then ?

Darwin-18.7.0-x86_64-i386-64bit 64 Bits
Graphics card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 6000 Intel Inc. 4.1 INTEL-12.10.12

Germano Cavalcante (mano-wii) changed the task status from Needs Developer to Reproduce to Needs Triage.May 15 2020, 4:48 PM
Germano Cavalcante (mano-wii) changed the task status from Needs Triage to Needs Developer to Reproduce.May 19 2020, 2:38 PM
Dalai Felinto (dfelinto) changed the task status from Needs Developer to Reproduce to Needs Information from User.Thu, Jun 11, 6:00 PM

@Ming Zhu (AeneasTzu) you forgot to include information about a version of Blender that works as you expected. Did you try 2.83? 2.82? ... Please include a screenshot of that version too.

@Dalai Felinto (dfelinto) I've updated the description to include the comparison and extra information as I'm personally able to reproduce the issue.

Germano Cavalcante (mano-wii) changed the task status from Needs Information from User to Needs Triage.Thu, Jun 25, 7:09 PM