AE CC Ramp effect GONE!


#1

Hey guys, what happened to the “Ramp” effect?

I noticed that when I open my CS4 project in CC, I get a missing effect error for “Ramp”. When I look at the affected layers, it looks like AE CC renamed the “Ramp” effect to “Gradient Ramp”. I have expressions on the initial Ramp effect linked to other Ramp properties, which all got disabled because of the name change.

I guess we need to create separate CC versions of projects that use the Ramp effect (with expressions) because of this.

Did I miss the memo? Are there other CS4 effects that got phased out or renamed in future versions?

Cheers,
Andre


#2

Yep… correct. Ramp is now Gradient Ramp.

This is a good lesson for expressions stuff. Always change the name of the effect from the default name to a custom name, then it won’t get broken. Also it will work in various language versions, which it otherwise won’t.


#3

Very interesting… thanks for the great feedback as usual @felt-tips!


#4
felt_tips said

Yep… correct. Ramp is now Gradient Ramp.

This is a good lesson for expressions stuff. Always change the name of the effect from the default name to a custom name, then it won’t get broken. Also it will work in various language versions, which it otherwise won’t.

Hi felt_tips, i have the same problem about the ‘‘ramp’’ change of name. can you tell me how can i change the name of gradient ramp in ramp?
i look in the browser effects folder and the name is ramp, but when i search ramp in after effects there is only gradient ramp ( and i cant change that name) and all my expresions are gone…

thank you
Nick


#5

You can’t change the name of the effect (before applying it to a layer.) Best thing to do is to change the effect name on the layer and change the expression name where it’s referring to. That’s why you should always use custom names for effects for which you use an expression.

Basically the same thing will happen if you open After Effects with a different language. I don’t know the Italian word for Gradient Ramp but I assume it’s something different. :wink:


#6
RMdeJong said

You can’t change the name of the effect (before applying it to a layer.) Best thing to do is to change the effect name on the layer and change the expression name where it’s referring to. That’s why you should always use custom names for effects for which you use an expression.

Basically the same thing will happen if you open After Effects with a different language. I don’t know the Italian word for Gradient Ramp but I assume it’s something different. :wink:

thx for your reply,
i have this problem on a project that i have purchased here. So the only option i have is to change hundreds expressions name?
my ae is in english so no problem about the language

thx


#7

Well I don’t know how the project is set up, but if something is linked to that ramp with an expression maybe you can try and rename it “Ramp” and the expression will be activated. Only problem is that when you get an expression error, you have to ‘activate’ it again by clicking on it. And if you have hundreds of expressions that’s going to take a while.