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public void SetColor(string name, Color value);


public void SetColor(int nameID, Color value);


nameID Property name ID, use Shader.PropertyToID to get it.
name Property name, e.g. "_Color".
value Color value to set.


Sets a named color value.

Many shaders use more than one color. Use SetColor to change the color (identified by shader property name, or unique property name ID).

When setting color values on materials using the Standard Shader, you should be aware that you may need to use EnableKeyword to enable features of the shader that were not previously in use. For more detail, read Accessing Materials via Script.

Common color names used by Unity's builtin shaders:
"_Color" is the main color of a material. This can also be accessed via color property.
"_EmissionColor" is the emissive color of a material.

See Also: color, GetColor, Shader.PropertyToID, Properties in Shader Programs.

//Attach this script to any GameObject in your scene to spawn a cube and change the material color
using UnityEngine;

public class Example : MonoBehaviour { void Start() { //Create a new cube primitive to set the color on GameObject cube = GameObject.CreatePrimitive(PrimitiveType.Cube);

//Get the Renderer component from the new cube var cubeRenderer = cube.GetComponent<Renderer>();

//Call SetColor using the shader property name "_Color" and setting the color to red cubeRenderer.material.SetColor("_Color",; } }