I am trying to solve the same problem, It would be nice if a Shopify expert can share the code with us.
I think I have the same problem Joshua was having. I'm selling products with multiple colors and I don't want thumbnails to appear, just to change color when they click the variant.
Could you help me edit my Supply theme code to do this? https://unymas.com/products/mandil-mosquetero
I'm trying to accomplish the same on my site. I'm going to see If it's possible to get even a bit more complicated...
I have a jewelry site where the gold colors and the pearl colors are both variants...I have the same 4 product views in all the variations but only want the photos to show when the variant is selected. Basically showing different groups of photos depending on what variant is selected.
I like many others would love to be able and do this. I had a solution that worked perfectly for the Debut theme, but in switching to the Empire theme, the liquid code for products is nothing like Debut's code. I just want to hide any variants not currently selected in the product dropdown box. Naturally, any time a customer selects a different variant, the correct image is shown while hiding the others. Any and all help restoring this functionality would be greatly appreciated.