COLOR MOSAIC TRANSITION
An effect that transitions your footage using a colorful, customizable mosaic .
Getting Started in a timeline
- Dragging the transition over your edit in the timeline, drop it at the end or beginning of a clip, or in between two clips.
- Modify the Duration either by entering a length in the field, or dragging directly in the timeline.
- You can choose the Alignment (Center at Cut, Start at Cut, End at Cut, Custom Start) either by positioning the transition in the timeline, or by choosing from the Alignment drop-down in some host applications.
Getting Started in a compositor
An important note about working with text or shape layers in After Effects: As a general rule most effects don't play nicely with text or shape layers - especially if they are 3D layers. Because these layers are procedurally generated and have no dimensions, you'll always do best to pre-compose these layers before applying effects and making them 3D.
- Apply the transition to the layer you want to transition from.
- Choose the footage layer you would like to transition to in the Transition B drop-down menu. (Note for Motion users: drag the footage layer up to the Transition B box).
- Animate your transition using the Mix slider from 0-100%. Set a keyframe for 0% where the transition should start, then set another at 100% for the end.
Modify the Transition
- Browse Presets brings up an array of presets which animate when hovered over. Double-clicking or highlighting a preset and clicking Select will populate the parameters below to create the selected appearance.
- Color Map contains a dropdown list of color presets which, when selected, auto-populate the Highlights, Midtones, and Shadows parameters below.
- Highlights changes the brightest color of the mosaic.
- Midtones changes the midrange color of the mosaic.
- Shadows changes the darkest color of the mosaic.
- Color Mix controls how much the mosaic blends with the source footage.
- Evolution Speed adjusts how fast the mosaic changes during the transition.
- Horizontal, Vertical Scroll controls the scrolling behavior of the mosaic along the vertical or horizontal axis.
- Scale zooms in or out of the mosaic pattern.
- Aspect controls the ratio of the squares used within the mosaic, which can result in thinner, vertical rectangles when the scale is turned lower, or horizontal squares when turned higher.
- Skew allows the squares within the mosaic to skew either left (negative numbers) or right (positive numbers).
- Glow Mix controls how prevalent the image's glow overlays onto the source footage; the glow helps soften harsh edges created by some of the Blend Modes chosen below.
- Glow Radius adjusts how far the glow effect extends from the its highlights.
- Edge Mix changes how much the mosaic's edges blend in with the source.
- Blend Mode contains a dropdown list of standard blending modes available to customize how the colors appear when overlaid on top of your footage.
- Seed adjusts the number plugged into the equation used to generate the mosaic; changing this number results in slightly different mosaic patterns, which helps avoid the appearance of using the same mosaic over and over again.