I deal with quite a few objects with interesting edges, and it's becoming impossible to see which element belongs to which object, when they all have the same color. Is there a way to set custom wireframe colors?
Since Blender 2.8 there is an option for colored wireframes.
At the top right select "Wireframe" shading, then under the shading dropdown arrow ("Viewport Shading") you can set Color to Single, Object or Random.
When I have say 3 objects that I am working with and one object I am aligning to another the object is silhouetted in my case with a 'orange' outline against all the grey. (This colour can be adjusted in preferences) If the object is in edit mode again the wireframe is a different colour.
You also can use the align / snap to feature.
I personally do agree though that multi colour assignment to wireframes would be useful in many situations.
Here a Tip since colored wireframes will not be coded into blender. Select your object press M move it to another layer, there you can work alone on them. in the next version of blender this layer and grouping system will be more advanced. So i think thats the way to workaround this.
There is a way to add custom color to wireframe:
- In the wireframe modifier section, change Material Offset to "1"
- Go to the textures, add a new texture and make it the same color as your wireframe
- Then change Pass Index to "1"
It should be working now.