Complementary Colours

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Ed Smith
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October 2nd, 2012, 2:27 am

Looking for an expression to automatically generate complementary colours. So far I have this (below) but it's not working for me, and I can't figure out why.

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Col = thisComp.layer("LIGHT CONTROLLERS").effect("Color 001")("Color") ;
BitD = 32768;
R = Math.round(Col[0]*BitD);
G = Math.round(Col[1]*BitD);
B = Math.round(Col[2]*BitD);
A = Math.round(Col[3]*BitD);
[BitD - R,BitD - G,BitD - B,A]
Bascially I'm applying this expressioon to a fill effect on another layer to generate the complementary colour. Working in 16 bit, hence the 32768. I've applied the esxpression to a text layer and the results I'm getting I don't understand. I seem to be getting the correct answer mulitplied by 32768 for some reason but I can't see where I'm going wrong.

Any help?
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Paul Tuersley
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October 3rd, 2012, 1:56 am

In scripting/expressions colours are always defined in the range 0.0-1.0
Ed Smith
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October 3rd, 2012, 2:56 am

After a few more discussions, and a few quick searches it was easier to convert to HSL and then invert the values that way to get the complementary colour. Used Filip Vanduerens solution from this this creative cow topic.

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c = thisComp.layer("master").effect("Fill")("Color"); 
hsl = rgbToHsl(c); 
hue = (hsl[0]+0.5)%1; 
compl = [hue, hsl[1], hsl[2], hsl[3]]; 
hslToRgb(compl);
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