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Changing the colour of a preset

Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 6:00am

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hippa03

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I know this question might have been answered before, but pardon me I couldn't find an answer by myself. How can I change the promary coloof a preset to a determind colour of my choice. I tried it many times but the inside of the preset still remains whithe of the original colour.
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 8:23am

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Simon K Jones

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You can't adjust an existing preset. Instead, save the adjusted effect as a new preset.
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 2:23pm

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Axeman

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Are you trying to adjust the preset so next time you use it it isn't white? Or just trying to alter the color for a single use of the preset? As Tarn mentioned, any adjustments you make won't be saved into the preset, you would have to create a new one.

As far as altering the color for a single application of the preset, what kind of preset is it? I'm guessing its either a muzzle flash or particle preset. Both of these engines rely heavily on the texture files that are selected to determine the final color. If the involved tecture files use a lot of light greys, then the effect will be puched toward white. Darker greys in the textures will add more color to the effect. When I'm making presets, I frequently create new texture files that enable me to achieve a certain look. I know some others do the same. So you will likely have to switch the texture files around if you can't get as much color as you want into the effect. Or, you could start with an effect that is closer to the color you want, and alter the shape to suit your needs.
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 7:28pm

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The FE

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so if i wanted to change the color of some smoke i would have to save the smoke as a new preset so i could change it later? how would i save it as a new preset?
Posted: Tue, 24th Jun 2008, 8:44pm

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Axeman

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If the smoe was grey and you wanted it blue, and you wanted to be able to apply it again later as a blue smoke preset, then yeah, you need to save it as a new preset.

Once you have it looking just how you want, click on the name of the layer, on the timeline, and select Save FXpreset.