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Why doesn't shape gradient fill work properly?

Community Beginner ,
Nov 16, 2018 Nov 16, 2018

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Whether it is two colors or a color and transparency, what the gradient slider is showing seems to happen only between the middle of the shape and a bit to the right side. Is there some kind of range selection that I'm missing?

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I would post other pics, but I get a "forbidden" error message.

Thanks for any help.

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Guide , Nov 16, 2018 Nov 16, 2018

AE works little bit different than Ps or Ai so to properly edit gradients in AE shapes you have to use window that you used and also Start and End points of your gradient in your layer shape fill settings - shown on my screen on the left hand side.
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Is that what you were looking for? If not please claryfy it for me and maby I will be able to help.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 16, 2018 Nov 16, 2018

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Screenshot 11-16-2018 09.03.30.jpg

Another example to the other end...

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AE works little bit different than Ps or Ai so to properly edit gradients in AE shapes you have to use window that you used and also Start and End points of your gradient in your layer shape fill settings - shown on my screen on the left hand side.
2018-11-16_15-21-58.png
Is that what you were looking for? If not please claryfy it for me and maby I will be able to help.

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Community Beginner ,
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Thanks! Appreciate it!

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 29, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

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This is idiotic. Another of Adobe's strange ideas. Is the gradient relative to the SCENE and not the width of the object? I can input e.g. 200 in stop point so it's pixels or what? I thought this was percentages??!!! Who the hell thought of such an idiotic idea???!!!

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 29, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

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Yeah I have start and stop point properly set... and yet, the gradient has a long start, long end, and little in the middle, I have gradients points at 0, 33, 66, 100% of the width and yet it looks like 0, 45, 55, 100... totally uneven distribution.

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Explorer ,
Dec 03, 2020 Dec 03, 2020

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I beleive this is an incomplete answer, as it is still often almost impossible to "rotate" the orientation of the gradient using the tools given. The expected "handles" would let a user rotate the gradient to whatever angle they would like. Other AE gradient tools have this, as does Ai.

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Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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If you click on the shape, you can toggle the handles to expand the area of the gradient 

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