Controlling color with Duik in AE

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ultraeverything
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Controlling color with Duik in AE

Post by ultraeverything » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:16 pm

Hi everyone, I've been using the old version of Duik for a while now and just recently upgraded and getting my head around all the new features.
For a project I'm working on, I created a character template to quickly create characters from a selection of preset body parts.
I have created a precomp which has its opacity controlled by a slider, this slider changes the hairstyle on the character. I'd love to have another controller to change the hair color between one of 5 selected colors (brown, black, blonde, red, grey), but can't figure out the way to do it.
The default hair color is brown at the moment and I can use the hue/saturation tool to control manually, but ideally I'd like to have a controller to select one of 5 standard selections.
Do you think this is possible with the Duik system?

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Duduf
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Re: Controlling color with Duik in AE

Post by Duduf » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:13 am

Yep!

Use an effect to change the color and animate it with 5 keyframes "on hold", then use the connector on that to control which color is displayed.

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Re: Controlling color with Duik in AE

Post by ultraeverything » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:53 pm

Oh, I just played around and figured it out. I've been using Duik for a long term project for a long time and never updated. This is such an incredible tool! Thanks so much for creating it!

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