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Colour references in After Effects

Community Beginner ,
Jul 07, 2020

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I have a few comps where single colours are applied to various masks via the stroke and fill effects. These sometime cross multiple shape layers.

 

When changing these colours I have to go in to the stroke and fill layer for each shape layer and change both - very laborious.

Is it possible to reference another colour value somewhere in each of these effects, so I only change each colour once, or maybe instance the stroke and fill effects accross shapes, so I'd only have to do it twice for each colour?

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Colour references in After Effects

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I have a few comps where single colours are applied to various masks via the stroke and fill effects. These sometime cross multiple shape layers.

 

When changing these colours I have to go in to the stroke and fill layer for each shape layer and change both - very laborious.

Is it possible to reference another colour value somewhere in each of these effects, so I only change each colour once, or maybe instance the stroke and fill effects accross shapes, so I'd only have to do it twice for each colour?

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Jul 08, 2020

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You can always rig it up with simply pickwhip expressions across comps using the color expression control.

 

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Brilliant, thank you!

For reference, here's the tutorial I used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvARwyuWesc

Creating a simple Control Control Expression in After Effects, Pretty much tips and tricks for After Effects! KewlHappens Be sure to subscribe for more! http...

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