After Effects: Gradient Background

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by MarximusMG, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. MarximusMG macrumors 6502a

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    Just a total newbie question here, but I'm trying to figure out how to create a simple gradient background in AE. I'm messing around with some kinetic typography, and am wanting to make a background that's not simply solid.

    How would I go about doing this? Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. MarximusMG thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! And to create the effect that's seen in the background of this video: http://vimeo.com/4137205 ? I'm assuming it's inner glow with gradient?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    You set it to RADIAL and set START and END points.
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  5. MarximusMG thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you so much. I just figured that out right after I asked it. :roll eyes: I've precomposed several groups of text separately, and I guess now what I'm trying to figure out is how to make the background of each of these transparent so that the solid that I just created is visible? As is glaringly evident, I really have little experience in AE, so I appreciate the help!
     
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    When I put the SOLID with the RAMP below a Pre-Composite (all text objects), the text is visible, as is the solid.
    Does your Pre-Composite include any other layers?

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  7. 12dylan34 macrumors 6502a

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    Also, I picked this up a while ago and found it very useful, but to make a gradient with more than two colors, apply a ramp, leave it black to white, then colorama on top of that, which will map the tones of grey to different colors that you select.
     
  8. MarximusMG thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you, that worked perfectly for what I was needing to do. I really appreciate the help!
     

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