Maintaining colors in After Effects

Hi people,

I’m finding myself growingly irritated at trying to maintain correct looking colors through a motion design workflow.
What I do: Copy RGB Values from a Figma library, use them in After Effects and immediately they look different (brighter, less saturated) from the ones in the Figma board. Now I’ve tried anything in after effects (no color management, color management, srgb, rec709, rec709 2.4 Gamma and even trying to convert the color space through adjustment layers but I just cannot get correct looking colors out of after effects, neither through h264, h265 or even ProRes 4444 rendering. I also switched in Figma between sRGB and P3 display colors.

Anyone got an idea on why this happens and how to professionally avoid it? Thanks for all ideas, sorry for all information you would’ve needed I didn’t include yet.


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Hey @migge , thank you for reaching out! I am checking internally if there are any workarounds for this. Will give you an update once I get a response, appreciate your patience!

Hey @migge sorry for the delayed update, the team said you need to check if your Figma file is set to P3 color profile vs sRGB. You can read more information in our Help Center article: Manage color profiles in design files.

Since you mentioned that you “switched between sRGB and P3 display colours in Figma”, I have created a support ticket on your behalf. Your ticket has the number #929203, for reference. Our technical quality team will look into the ticket.

It will be helpful if you can send a direct link to the file to our support team, and invite with “can edit” permission so they can look into this further. Note that users with emails on your team do not count towards your billing.

Let me know if you have any further questions.

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Thank you a lot for getting back to me! I was in the hospital for a week, but I will get a recording of the behaviour and all additional information you asked via mail to you on Monday! REALLY appreciate the extra effort on display here!

Hey @migge sorry to hear this, wishing you a speedy recovery!

No worries at all, thanks again for your help, you can take your time no pressure, when you’re ready you can send the screen recording to our support team, they’ll be able to help you out further.

Let me know if you need any further assistance.

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@migge I also am in the exact same boat.
Sounds like we both have have had to explore this mismatch endlessly.

Please let me know what the solve is for this, as I would find the answer to be incredibly life improving.