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Monday, December 5, 2016

Color Picker in #DynamoBIM using #Revit API

For a long time now I have wanted to look into building a color picker for Dynamo. Primarily because the previous package I utilized, hasn’t been updated for the latest version of Dynamo. This was of course the great UI++ package from the badmonkeys. (This package is awesome by the way. Adam, please update with Konrad’s code ASAP Smile)

After much research and investigation, I stumbled upon this API method in the Revit API.


This was a revelation! Finally I can create a color picker without importing a bunch of Python libraries. Even better is, that this supports Revit color output as well.

I can’t wait to see what people use this for, especially with mandrill and dynamo player.


Have fun!



  1. Sorry about the length of time on this one...... Nice workaround too btw. UI++ is now updated :D

    1. No problem man! Thanks for the reply. UI++ is great! Thought I'd offer another option that's compatible with dynamo player too.