The Colormap property allows you to map scalar values to color. Colormaps are often used to map color information onto one-, two-, and three-dimensional geometry. Each data value is mapped to a single color in a Colormap. This ensures the same value will always have the same color. This is a simple way to increase the information content of a visualization.


The Colormap does not display if an RGBA color lattice is used for input, as those colors are obtained directly from the lattice. The Colormap does not display if the color is a fixed color. If you expect a Colormap option and see a Color option instead, change the Color Method to By Data.


Predefined Colormaps

Select a predefined Colormap from the drop-down menu. The network is automatically updated to show the new color scheme. Use the vertical scroll bar to see all of the available predefined Colormaps. A predefined color map can be adjusted and customized by first selecting the desired Colormap and clicking the button to open the Colormap Editor dialog.


Colormap Example
In this example, the Colormap is used to specify
color for a ScatterPlot. Select a predefined color
combination from the Colormap drop-down list .


Custom Colormaps

Click the button to open the Colormap Editor dialog to create custom colors and effects. Custom Colormap files can be loaded and saved in the Colormap Editor dialog.



See Also

The Property Manager

Colormap Editor

Color Palette

Colors Dialog

Graphics Output Modules