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  • AE Colour picker – strange colours

    Posted by Adam Seeley on December 19, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Hi, my colour picker is giving me some strange colours in 8 bit or 32 bit space.

    I’m getting a strange of combination of surface UV / Normal colour ranges.

    I must have knocked a colour management setting somewhere but having trouble finding the appropriate settings to change.

    Thought it might be a project thing but happens with a fresh AE start-up as well.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction to happy RGB land.

    Many thanks, Adam.

    Walter Soyka replied 1 year, 2 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Walter Soyka

    December 19, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    The color picker can work with HSB or RGB color models. These are three-dimensional models, so they’re a little tricky to represent in 2D. The bar in the color picker follows your color model / channel selection, and the rectangle shows possible values given the selection represented by the bar.

    When you select BLUE (as in your picture), the bar shows the possible range of blues, and the rectangular area plots red against green for that specific blue value.

    When you select HUE, the bar shows the range of possible hues, and the rectangular area plots saturation against brightness for that specific hue value (which is perhaps what you are expecting?).

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