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  • Gregory Graham

    September 22, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Hi there! I’m trying to make a template that would make a video which would transition from one color to another. The first and second colors would be loaded from a CSV. I’ll include a link to an example of what I would want the finished product to look like:



    My issue is – this concept works when entering the colors manually as keyframes. When I try to enter the colors via an expression referring to a CSV, the text layer/color does not constantly update/transition.


    For reference, the expression in my Color layer referring to the CSV reads as follows:

    colorText = thisComp.layer("Gradient Gram - CSV.csv")("Data")("Outline")("Left Color")("Left Color 0").toString();



    This is the first color, the second color in my CSV would be (“Right Color”)(“Right Color 0”). I tried unsuccessfully to keyframe to this change.


    Any thoughts/ideas/help would be greatly appreciated!
    Thank you!


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  • Fabrice Leconte

    September 24, 2021 at 3:36 am


    You can use a linear expression

    c1 = thisComp.layer('Gradient Gram - CSV.csv')('Data')('Outline')('Left Color')('Left Color 0').toString();

    // #000000

    c2 = thisComp.layer('Gradient Gram - CSV.csv')('Data')('Outline')('Right Color')('Right Color 0').toString();

    // #FFFFFF


  • Gregory Graham

    September 24, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    This worked perfectly, thank you so much!


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