Blender Theme: Energy
1. Download theme: Energy
Notice: No theme for Blender 2.8 until the devs fix the theme editor. They should make the theme editor more D-R-Y.
For Blender 2.79(a) & 2.78c: Download #b3d theme v19b
(Open link in new tab/window,
Press “Download” dropdown then “Direct Download” )
▽▽ Release log below ▽▽
For Blender 2.78a: Download #b3d theme v19a
Note: ancient (outdated) versions now can be found here
2. How to install theme:
Blender 2.64 and above:
User Preferences > Themes > Header (Install theme)
Locate theme file .xml > Install theme
How-to video by Blender Steve
For Blender version 2.63 and prior:
paste the .xml at
(Linux)…/home/<username>/.blender/2.6x/scripts/presets (Ctrl H to reveal .blender in user directory)
Lastly, activate theme in User Preference & Save as default
3. Cool facts about Blender theme Energy & Blender in General:
This theme has few conventions in it. To look for a big topic (ie: Dimension) you scan WHITE, then you can look at ORANGE color for detail settings you want to change (ie: Start Frame). This build up on the fundamental of finding things quickly.
scan WHITE >> scan ORANGE >> MAKE CHANGE and automagically DONE
Another cool thing about Blender, if you want to find and change a setting, it is always maximum 4 clicks away. If you are on the same properties menu as the change-you-want-to-make you’ll just have to click twice to your setting.
4. Release/Change log:
V19b: Fixed hightlighted source list text color missed in more places
V19a: Fixed hightlighted source list text color
V19: Tweak text editor colors for even better contrast; remove blue hue in Python console and add more saturation to warning text; tone down radio button’s value by 0.1 (too high contrast, now it is 0.8); Brighten up other orange color by 0.1 in value (now the value is 0.9); Darken active tools tab; Fix selected text colors: text field and number field are brighten, while value slider’s highlight text is darken; fix pie menu border color for consistency. Fix bone group colors in the dopesheet and graph editor to make text visible. Enhance and tweak colors in text editor when coding, coders rejoice! Pondering WHY the NLA Editor has no way to remove gradient. 😛
V18: Fix progress bar’s color.
V17: Removed gradient on 3D view background (bad gradient on video capture), fix text color on VSE & Movie Clip Editor scrollbar, slightly darker panel headers with optimization for transparent 3D View sidebars’ headers.
fake V18: No change since v16. No improvement on theme editor means nothing to improve. Frankly theme Energy is tweaked almost perfect, except for info bar notification & NLA strips. Those are known issues and not fixed even they are reported many times.
fake V17: No change from v16 😉
V16: Energy has gone flat. Fix tool tabs color. Black scroll bar. Fix timeline frame text plus tiny fixes everywhere.
V15: Energy now supports pie menus. Blender theme Energy now available at Blender git
V14: Fix NLA Editor’s colors (that area is very under-developed, no toggle to remove the gradient shading). FYI: Almost run out of area to fix for theme Energy, which is good 😀
V13: Nodes colors by categories. VSE strips colors improvement. General UI color improvements for better division of buttons. Tabs colors. Fixed some old UI “color noise.”
V12: Gradient buttons are so 1999. Remove all gradient from theme (except viewport background). Buttons are easier to read now without gradient. V12 works with 2.68 and 2.69. Tested in real production environment for over 1 month.
V11: Maintenance release, updating to trunk major theme editor change. Also Energy V11 spot a UI bug, so this release also fix other themes ;D. Minor fixes here and there. Theme works for 2.68, for prior Blender versions please use their respective theme versions.
V10: Main focus of this version is 3D view for modeling. Now everything is contrast right, easy on the eyes, best for long hoursmodeling. Took few weeks to get done and tested over 168 hours. +1 for your eyes
V9: Tons of changes, the most notable are: Gradient 3D view, Text editor window > optimize text colors for Python and OSL. BIG THANKS to Ton for making Blender UI awesome.
V8: New colors for node editor, 3D Manipulator Widget Z-axis is easier to spot, Movie clip editor Source list color fix. And A BIG THANKS FOR DEVs WHO FIX THE THEME EDITOR!!!
V7a: Fix release to address Grid brightness in 3D viewport for low contrast LCD panel.
v7: The whole theme just got brighter, theme fix in Node editor (thanks devs), node editor connection noodle now straight (want curve line? increase Noodle curving value), fixed text editor’s text color on dark background (texts are easier to read now), fix widget color for Brush in Vertex Paint/Sculpt Mode/ Texture Paint/ Weight Paint and tons of other tiny fixes I can’t quite recall.
v6: Fixed file browser text selection color, Outliner selection, node editor node backdrop color
v5: Fixed Graph Editor & Dopesheet’s Channels color saturation, now with more energy, easier to spot. Darken Scrollbar color. Highlighted text in Outliner now Orange
v4: Fixed some color inconsistency, Grid color contrast problem in NLA, Graph Editor etc. Give it a test run, comment if you found weird colors in the theme
v3: Addressed some blue color existing in the UI
v2: Fixed some weird button color
v1: The original work
Blender tool: Edge nodes v 1.2.4 (CC0)
Newer version of Edge Node available. Version 1.2.4.
Please go to http://wp.me/p57Szj-ML for more info.
Edge nodes, version 1.1, Z Depth edge detection fixed
A post on how it works is here:
A tutorial on how to use it
Screenplay: Beneath Crimson Clouds [Updated Title]
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Frequently Used Verbs in Screenplay:
BitEnergy is a bitfont with the base size of 16px. Western accents included.
Download Link [CC-BY]