Change my model's background color

Feature availability


Most BioDigital Human models come with a standard off-white background color. This neutral color is designed to maximize the contrast between the 3D visuals and the background, promote the legibility of labels, and blend seamlessly into the surrounding page.

However, you have the ability to change the background color of any model in Studio, and you can even choose different background colors for each chapter. 


Change the background color


To change the background color in a given model or tour, take these steps:

  1. Open your model in Human Studio if you have not already: In either Explore or My Library, hover over the model and select Customize in Studio   at the bottom of the model's tile.
  2. Once in Studio, select the    Background icon in the top toolbar.
  3. In the dialog, select a color from the list in Presets, or select the Custom tab to use a custom color, gradient, or transparent background. (See Create a custom background color below for more details.) The current chapter's background color will immediately update to reflect your selection.
  4. If you are working with a tour and would like to apply your selection to all of its chapters, click Apply To All. To apply the selected color to the current chapter only, click out of the window.

    Tip: To revert back to the original background color, click Restore Original.

  5. Click Save in the upper-right corner of the page to save your changes to your model.


Create a custom background color

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When you are applying a custom color to your background, you can choose from four "Type" options: Solid Color, Radial Gradient, Linear Gradient, or Transparent.


Solid Color

Applies a single, solid color to the entire background.

Radial Gradient

Requires an Inner Color and an Outer Color, which gradually fade into one another in a circular formation from the middle of the scene outward. You can adjust the "Inner Radius" and "Outer Radius" dials to control where the fade between the two colors occurs and how gradual it is.

Linear Gradient

Requires a Starting Color, which will appear at the top of the Viewer, and an Ending Color, which will appear at the bottom. You can adjust the "Starting Color Stop" and "Ending Color Stop" dials to control where the fade between the two colors occurs and how gradual it is.


Removes all color from the background so that the background of the application into which your 3D model is embedded is visible behind the model.