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Jesse Clark
A weird but (hopefully) simple problem: AE will not accept my color changes...
on Mar 13, 2015 at 12:11:37 pm

Hello all,

This is sort of a weird issue, and probably incredibly simple, but I don't know what i'm doing wrong here...

I'm using AE 5.5, and I loaded up a project of mine from a few months ago...
In the project I have a number of pre-comps, and they are set up so that all of the small assets and details can be easily color-swapped. However, for some reason, whenever I try to change the color on ANY of my assets, it refuses the change...

For example, I select the color palette, choose my new color, click OK, and then... for some reason, it ignores my choice and instantly reverts back to the original color (the one I saved it as the last time I used my assets a number of months ago...)
And again, it does this for EVERY asset in the project file.

Does anyone have a clue as to what it may be? :/

I'll include a very crude, simple image of what is happening, if it helps.

Thanks again.



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Dave LaRonde
Re: A weird but (hopefully) simple problem: AE will not accept my color changes...
on Mar 13, 2015 at 4:27:25 pm

What happens if you change the effects stacking order?

What happens if you change the color of the black solid?

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Jesse Clark
Re: A weird but (hopefully) simple problem: AE will not accept my color changes...
on Mar 13, 2015 at 8:35:11 pm

Thanks for the reply, Dave
Apologies for the late response, have been at work;

Changing the effects stacking order did nothing. Unfortunately, neither did changing the color of the black solid that the effects are applied to.

Something odd I've noticed...

If I set the color to something else, say, green for example... as I explained, it instantly reverts the color back to the blue.
But, if I re-open the color selection tool, the palette is still set to the green I had chosen before.
ALSO, oddly worth noting... if I set it to a different color, and then click and drag the opacity slider... the "color" box temporarily turns green as i'm sliding the slider... once I release the slider, however, the color box goes back to being blue. (this doesn't affect the actual Solid in any way, just the effect control's color box...)


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John Cuevas
Re: A weird but (hopefully) simple problem: AE will not accept my color changes...
on Mar 14, 2015 at 11:16:43 pm

Could you upload just the procomp(last icon in reply dialogue) and I'll take a look at the issue.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

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