Colors Tab in the Menu Inspector with Advanced Selected
The following settings are available in the Colors tab in the Menu Inspector when you
select the advanced overlay color mode.
Select the color mapping
set to configure.
Set the highlight’s
Shows the overlay
Select the mapping type
used for the overlay
Choose the colors
to map to each overlay
Select the button state.
Select Simple or
Advanced, depending on
the overlay you are using.
• Overlay Colors: Select the overlay color method to use.
• Simple: Select Simple if you are using a simple overlay.
• Advanced: Select Advanced if you are using an advanced overlay.
• Mapping Type: Select the colors used to create the overlay graphic.
• Chroma: Chroma uses black, red, blue, and white as the overlay colors.
• Grayscale: Grayscale uses black, dark gray, light gray, and white as the overlay colors.
• Selection State: Select the button state you want to configure. This setting also
determines which state’s colors and transparencies to display.
• Normal: Selects the normal state for configuration and display.
• Selected: Selects the selected state for configuration and display.
• Advanced: Selects the advanced state for configuration and display.
• Set: Select the color mapping set (1, 2, or 3) to configure. You cannot assign sets to
buttons from the Menu Inspector—you must select a button or group of buttons and
select their set in the Button Inspector. All new buttons use set 1.
Creating Menus Using the Standard Method
Note: These sets apply only to the selected and activated states. The normal state color
mapping setting applies to the entire overlay graphic unless a button’s active area is
selected or activated.
• Key: Shows the overlay file’s colors as selected with the Mapping Type.
• Color: Choose the color for each of the four overlay colors from this pop-up menu,
which displays the current Color Palette. You must do this for all three button states.
• Opacity: Set the opacity for each of the highlight colors. You can use the slider or enter
a value from 0 (completely transparent) to 15 (completely opaque).
• Save As Default: Saves this color mapping configuration as the default to be used on
all new menus you create.
Simple and advanced overlays use the same default mapping configuration.
• Restore Defaults: Replaces the existing settings with those of the default color mapping
• Edit Palette: Displays the Color Palette window, which you can use to change colors
within the palette.