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Erik EliasonCycore Mr. Smoothie, how to freeze the color loop?
by on Jan 25, 2013 at 2:30:28 pm

Hi,
I try to get a golden metalic look on a footage and am quite pleased with the CC Mr. Smoothie effect to start with. However, in Mr Smoothie there's a color loop that animates the samples A and B in various orders. I don't want this to animate but can't come up with any solution how to freeze it or disable it. Anyone?

Best// Erik


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Dave LaRondeRe: Cycore Mr. Smoothie, how to freeze the color loop?
by on Jan 25, 2013 at 5:25:06 pm

Have you downloaded the Cycore effects manual for AE to learn how the controls work, or are you just trying to use it intuitively... which isn't a very good idea?

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Erik EliasonRe: Cycore Mr. Smoothie, how to freeze the color loop?
by on Jan 25, 2013 at 6:45:41 pm

Hi Dave!
I did download it - and read it but what it says I already figured out intuitively:

Color Loop
Use this pop-up menu to determine the direction of the gradient. Choose one of the following options, AB, BA, ABA and BAB. (A and B are the sample points)

There must be a way to shut this off, right?


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Erik EliasonRe: Cycore Mr. Smoothie, how to freeze the color loop?
by on Jan 25, 2013 at 6:49:12 pm

I figure as it has a stopwatch, maybe there's a script one could apply to freeze the loop?


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Todd KoprivaRe: Cycore Mr. Smoothie, how to freeze the color loop?
by on Jan 25, 2013 at 10:54:45 pm

You appear to be trying to use the effect for something that it wasn't intended for.

If you're trying to map colors to something that you can control in this fashion, check out Colorama.

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Erik EliasonRe: Cycore Mr. Smoothie, how to freeze the color loop?
by on Jan 30, 2013 at 1:07:46 pm

Hi Todd,
what I try to create with Mr Smoothie is the metallic texture, which I add Tritone to. Something like this picture:

http://forumbilder.se/CD3JP/goldenface1

As Color Loop animates the samples of the image, it makes the texture wander and seems to read the image differently across the time of the sequence, which was not what I had in mind tweeking the plugin:

http://forumbilder.se/CD3JP/goldenface2

I can't really figure out how Colorama could create a texture that fluid?

Thanks for replying, Dave and Todd //Erik


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Erik EliasonRe: Cycore Mr. Smoothie, how to freeze the color loop?
by on Feb 5, 2013 at 3:35:52 pm

Dave,
so I can't use Mr Smoothie to create my above given example for more than a frame. With your After Effects experience could you give me any suggestion of how to create a metallic effect from the footage in a similar style?

Best //Erik


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Dave LaRondeRe: Cycore Mr. Smoothie, how to freeze the color loop?
by on Feb 5, 2013 at 4:23:36 pm

It's time for Plan B.

As Todd points out, Mr. Smoothie isn't intended to do what you want. You should be using Colorama. It will take patience.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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