Creating Global Color Lists

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In this tutorial you can learn how to create Global Color Lists in MADRIX 5.


Date: 07/2023
MADRIX Version: 5.6 (Created with)

Corresponding Video Tutorial: »Creating Global Color Lists



In this tutorial we will work with the result of the tutorial »Adding Global Colors.

Furthermore the results of this tutorial will be used in the tutorials: »Using Global Colors And Color Lists and »Modify Global Colors And Color Lists.


Two Color Lists should be added.

List 1 should contain the already defined Global Colors Red and Blue plus a local color Green. To find this List later again the Description should be set to RBG.

List 2 should be displayed as a Gradient with the Global colors Sunrise Orange and Sunset Purple. The List should be called Orange-Purple.




We are at the Colors View of MADRIX 5. We already created 4 different Global Colors in the tutorial: »Adding Global Colors.
Now we want to add the first Global Color List by clicking the + Button at the bottom left corner.




A new list with one color will be added.




According to our task the first color of this list should be the globally defined Red color. So we click the color field and select the Red color with the number 1 which you can find on the bottom of the Color Picker.


Note: Global Colors will include a number in the color field and the description will displayed in the middle of the Color Ref.




The global color with ID 1 is now assigned as first color of the Global Color List. And we want to add the second color which should be the globally defined color Blue. Of course we can add this color as we did before by clicking the + button.

But there is another way by using Drag & Drop. Therefor navigate with the mouse to the ID column of the Blue color entry, click and hold the left mouse button and now move the mouse to the Global Color List.




At the Global Color List definition release the mouse button.




Now the second color has been added to the list.




In this step we want to add an additional so called Local Color to this Global Color List. Therefor we click the + button at the color configuration of the Color Lists again and change the color to Green.



It is possible to create a Global Color List with Global Colors and also Local Colors.

Global Colors are always displayed with the associated Global Color ID.

Local Colors won't display an ID.

If a Global Color will be changed, all assigned instances will be changed, too.




The Description of this Global Color List should be changed to RBG. Therefor we perform a double click at the Description column of the Global Color List entry. To accept the input simply press [Enter].




In this step we will start to create the second Global Color List of this tutorial.

We perform a click at the +button at the Global Color List section and we also change the first color from white to Sunrise Orange. That means color ID 3 at the Color Picker.



Now we add the second color of this list via clicking the + button and the color list section and we have to change it to color ID 4 according to our task.



We want to change the representation of the Color List into a Gradient. Therefor we have to click the representation switch on the top right corner of the Global Color Lists section



Now the view of this Color List entry is changed and you will be able to modify the colors also at this view.

As last step for this tutorial we want to change the Description of the second Global Color List entry to Orange-Purple.



To accept the name please press [Enter] again.


Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to create Global Color Lists in MADRIX 5.


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