7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 22, 2011 5:01 PM by Tom Wolsky
StingRay67 Level 1 (100 points)

I was asked on the day I downloaded FCPX how to create a Graduated sky! Well as I had only just got it I had no idea.. so having promptly forgot the users name I thought Id stick the video here if anyone is interested.. probably most of you know how to do it anyway?!!



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 8GB/500GB HDD/GeForce GT 330M
  • Andy Mees Level 6 (12,605 points)

    Thanks for sharing Ray.


    An alternative suggestion, just add the gradient as is  and in the inspector window adjust the gradient start and end ramp values, switch the compositing mode to overlay and adjust colors if and as needed.

  • Matthew Trubac Level 1 (95 points)

    I don't know if it is something that I am overlooking, if something is wrong with my install, or what.. but I cannot figure out how to adjust the colors of the gradient generator in FCPX... unless it is through the color corrector which doesn't seem right.


    If I select the gradient in my timeline, go to the generator tab in the inspector, and look at the "published parameters" the only options I have are a check box for "iMovie Gray Gradient" Type "Linear/Radial" "Start Ramp" and "End Ramp."


    Do I need to do something in Motion?

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,500 points)

    There is no color adjustmwnt in the published paramters. You would need to go to Motion to change them and publish them for future use.

  • Matthew Trubac Level 1 (95 points)

    I have tried opening a new copy in motion, and customizing to make a new "Custom Gradient" generator, but I can't figure out how to publish the sliding gradient color box. I was able to publish everything else. Any idea?

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,500 points)

    Doesn't look as if the color sliders are publishable. You'll have a make a different gradient for each color combination you need. Might be better off just making your own and exporting it.

  • Matthew Trubac Level 1 (95 points)

    Here is what I have figured out.


    If you click each color/opacity swatch slider in the gradient box in Motion you can publish the respective color, location, and opacity controls for that transition point in the gradient. This will allow you to change the colors for those points from within FCPX and adjust the location of the transition between zones.


    I'm just making up the terminology above.. hopefully it is clear.


    It doesn't seem like you add new points to the gradient from within FCPX at this time. If someone figures it out, please share!

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,500 points)

    I tried it, but if you click on the popup for those sliders nothing happens. That's probably why they weren't published in the first place. It might be a bug in Motion 5.