Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Colorama and color cycling, part of After Effects: Insight into Effects.
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A fun alternate use of Colorama is as a color cycling effect.…In this case, I have a simple gradient mapped from black to white,…simple grayscale mapping.…You may remember from the first movie, this Phase Shift parameter, which…basically offsets the input black to white range and how it's mapped to…the output cycle.…As I start scrolling it, I start seeing this edge of this black to white…transition, as it happens at some middle gray point in the underlying layer.…It's kind of interesting but not really.…
Well, the secret for color cycling to work is that the color mapped to black…must match the color mapped to white.…This way, the transition from black to white on the input side will be seamless…and you'll get a nice gradient moving through this image.…For example, if I take this white slider and pull it down here to the middle, so…we go from black to white and back to black again,…we'll now have a smooth set of gradients mapped to this image.…As I start scrubbing the Phase Shift parameter, you no longer see that harsh…
After Effects gurus Chris and Trish Meyer share their real-world insight into how to get the most out of the effects that come bundled with this popular software. After Effects: Insight into Effects covers their favorite effects, hidden gems, optimal parameter ranges, "gotchas" to avoid, and alternative effects to consider. Among other tidbits, this course also contains "special topic" movies that pertain to more than one effect, demonstrate how to use After Effects more efficiently, and compare different effects to try in order to achieve a desired creative result. After Effects: Insight into Effects is recommended for all After Effects users, regardless of which version they use. This ongoing series that will be updated with new movies on a regular basis.
This course was recorded using After Effects CS4, but it contains many timeless concepts and effects. After Effects: Insight into Effects is recommended for all After Effects users, regardless of which version they use. This is an ongoing series that will be updated with new movies on a regular basis.