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  • FCP editor looking for color wheel.

  • Jeremy Garchow

    September 29, 2005 at 1:27 am

    Hello all, I mostly edit in FCP but sometimes AE is required. I am working on version 6.5Pro and was wondering if there’s an easier way to choose colors of solids by ‘dialing them in’ instead of modifying the solid settings choosing a color that I think might look okay, click ok, only to find that the color is a bit off and having to go in and choose a color ‘blind’, so to speak. Not to compare the two, but in FCP & Motion you can choose a color wheel and slide the color around until I can dial in the exact color that looks good and the color updates on my canvas and on my monitor in the sequence or comp that I’m working before I hit ok. Is there a way to do this in AE? Maybe adjusting the solid color settings is the not way to do it, if not what’s the best way?

    Thanks in advance.


  • Barend Onneweer

    September 29, 2005 at 9:29 am

    Well, one way to get more interactive control over a Solid’s color is adding the Hue/Saturation effect to it, and adjusting the color that way.

    I’ve asked Adobe for modeless control of solid settings using some kind of inspector a couple of times, but it’s not happened yet…


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  • Jeremy Garchow

    September 29, 2005 at 3:49 pm

    Thank you both kindly for the totally awesome and completely helpful answers. Long live the color picker and the real time updating h/s filter.



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