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Utility Gradient


Utility Gradient.

Requires FCPX 10.4.9 or higher but may be backdated to 10.4.

Utility Gradient

Utility Gradient has been designed as an Effect. It can be added to video/images, titles and generators. You have access to Effect Color and Shape Masks with this plugin.

The OnScreen Control is used to resize, rotate and position the gradient on the screen. Dragging a corner control will change the rotation angle *and* the width and height at at the same time… Use with care.

The default setup is as a 3-color lower third.

A Roundness parameter is included for rounding the corners of the rectangle shape.

A Blend Mode option allows you to mix the gradient with your background (as long as it’s in the same clip as the gradient.)

A Fill Text option can be used with Titles to apply the gradient to the text (which has to be within the bounds of the gradient).

A fully featured Gradient control is included.

The shape may be feathered (falloff included).

Optional Outline control included (note: using this outline will disable any feathering applied).


Completely design a single setup then save as an Effects Preset to reuse your design later.

You can add colors to Utility Gradient by clicking on the lower color bar of the Gradient designer “widget”. Set its color as you would the other colors. You can drag the tags to any location on the bar.

You can remove colors from a gradient by pulling the color tabs away from the color bar and releasing the mouse button.

You can make the gradient color ranges “solid” by changing the Interpolation parameter to Constant.

Installation Instructions.

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A good place to see all of my effects as well as several tutorials and other demonstrations in use is on my YouTube channel.