Hi, I'm trying to help a friend troubleshoot a light sabre effect. He has followed a series of instructions from the net, but no matter what we try the solid will not change colour using the EFFECT > COLOUR CORRECTION > COLOUR BALANCE feature on the layer.
On the linked page is the file + full instructions:
Could someone more experienced with After Effects please help us out and tell us why this feature isn't working in this project?
Would really value someone taking a look at this for us. Thanks.
Whie solid? When all colors are at full, there is nothing to balance... Conversely, black solids won't make much of an impact. Anywa, I could thing of a million better effects like a simple Hue/ saturation that are much more predictable...
I agree with Mylenium. There are some serious flaws in the instructions. With no colour in the solid, Color Balance will have no effect.
But your project is also incorrectly built, according to the instructions: you've duplicated the mask 5 times, rather than the layer.
In the precomp, make your solid blue, with just one feathered mask, duplicate the layer 3-5 times, switch all to Add transfer mode.