How to Change a Body Color in Autodesk Fusion (2024 Update)

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry February 7, 2024

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One of the most frequently asked questions we receive about Autodesk Fusion is: How do I change the color of a body? Perhaps you simply want to change a body color for aesthetics, or perhaps you want to change the look of your design with a unique texture. We have you covered with this quick and easy tutorial.

Start by opening the appearance dialog in Fusion using one of the following methods:

Once the Appearance Dialog is open, select the appearance you’d like to use and then drag and drop it into the body you want to modify. Not only can you select the material and paint colors you’d like to use, but there are also some unique appearances to choose from, such as water.

If you don’t want to permanently change the appearance of your parts but would like to differentiate the colors of the components in your 3D design, we have a tool for that too! Head over to the Tools tab and select the Component Color Cycling toggle. This will update the colors without making any changes to the part or component. 

Now you know how to change a body color in Autodesk Fusion! If you’re looking for more resources to help you become successful with Fusion, check out our full product documentation here

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