How to Use Colorama and Color Cycling in After Effects


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Colorama and color cycling

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 ...

Colorama and color cycling
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Colorama and color cycling provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects: Insight into Effects

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Video
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After Effects
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