Before Blender 2.74, the background of Blender files (not the 3D View, not the rendered picture, but previews in the Windows file manager) have matched the Horizon-Color setting in Blender Render (Properties>World>World>Horizon Color).

Unless you havent set camera on a fullscreen model or scene, all parts of the camera where nothing (no geometry/transparent space) is shown, appear in the color of this setting.

But with Blender 2.74 released, the background color went transparent for overwritten files, ignoring the Horizon setting.

  • Is there a way to change the color again (without geometry)?
  • $\begingroup$ I would check File > User Preferences > Themes... Unless you were trying for something else. Sorry I'm on my tablet at the moment. $\endgroup$ Jun 3, 2015 at 2:14

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Go to [File] > [User preferences...]

Click the tab [Themes]

Select [3D view] on the list on the left

Scroll down to section [Theme background color] > [Gradient High/Off]

Click the color to choose a new one.


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