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  • 1.  Converting color material to white

    Posted 08-15-2022 13:21
    Hello,
      I was wondering if anyone has a creative way to make a full color asset output as white - or even output just the alpha channel might work.  I tried the color correct effect and can get black - but I can't colorize that (aka make it white).  Another potential wrinkle is these assets will be volatile textures as well.

    thanks!
    Brian

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    Brian Bell
    Coordinating Designer
    ESPN INC.
    Charlotte United States
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  • 2.  RE: Converting color material to white

    Posted 08-15-2022 18:13
    I may have found a solution - but if anyone has something better, please post.
    Structure the Image and Color like this:

    And set the blending mode for "LayerObject2" to this:

    The color can technically be anything - in my case I needed white.

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    Brian Bell
    Coordinating Designer
    ESPN INC.
    Charlotte United States
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  • 3.  RE: Converting color material to white

    Ross Staff
    Posted 08-16-2022 03:55
    Hey,

    What I do is is make a material and set the blending to alpha mask

    Add a texture shader for the image. 



    Then I invert the current stage modifier. 


    Add another standard layer and put that above the original


    Place objects in a layer object to see blending. 


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    Simon Redmile
    Senior Graphic Programmer & Designer
    Ross Video
    Bristol United Kingdom
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  • 4.  RE: Converting color material to white

    Posted 08-16-2022 04:04
    Brian,
    Could you add a layer to your material?
    Or another shader to the material?
    With one of these, it seems like you'd then be able to keyframe a transition to white.
    Hope this helps,
    James.

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    James Hessler
    WAAY (HEARTLAND MEDIA)
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  • 5.  RE: Converting color material to white

    Posted 08-16-2022 04:12
    While I was typing---slowly---Red came to the rescue with pictures!

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    James Hessler
    WAAY (HEARTLAND MEDIA)
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  • 6.  RE: Converting color material to white

    Posted 08-16-2022 09:20
    Thanks James - fortunately I don't need to animate in this case.  I'll try Red's suggestion as well and see what works best.

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    Brian Bell
    Coordinating Designer
    ESPN INC.
    Charlotte United States
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