Bone Groups



Pose Mode


Properties ‣ Armature ‣ Bone Groups


Pose ‣ Bone Groups ‣ …

This panel allows the creation, deletion and editing of Bone Groups. Bone Groups can be used for selection or to assign a color theme to a set of bones. In example to color the left parts of the rig as blue and right parts as red.

Active Bone Group

The Bone Group List view.

Color Set

You can assign a “color theme” to a group (each bone will have these colors). Remember you have to enable the Colors checkbox (Display panel) to see these colors.

Color Set

A select menu.

Default Colors

The default (gray) colors.

nn - Theme Color Set

One of the twenty Blender presets by the theme.

Custom Set

A custom set of colors, which is specific to each group.


The first color field is the color of unselected bones.


The second color field is the outline color of selected bones.


The third color field is the outline color of the active bone.

As soon as you alter one of the colors, it is switched to the Custom Set option.

Assign and Select

In the 3D Viewport, using the Pose ‣ Bone Groups menu entries, and/or the Bone Groups pop-up menu Ctrl-G, you can:


Assigns the selected bones to the active bone group. It is important to note that a bone can only belong to one group.


Removes the selected bones from the active bone group.


Selects the bones in the active bone group.


Deselects the bones in the active bone group.


A single bone can be assigned to a group in the Relations panel.


Bones belonging to multiple groups is possible with the Selection Sets add-on.