I am using a color ramp node to set the base colors for a vertex group. It works fine, but I have one problem with the selected colors.

As you can see in my screenshot, I have selected purple, blue, pink and white colors in my color ramp, but as soon as I press render image, the first color suddenly changes to black.

Here is the color ramp node before I start rendering:

Color ramp node before rendering

As soon as I start rendering it changes to this:

Color ramp node after rendering

I am using the cycles rendering engine.

Question: Why does this happen? Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?

Thanks for the help in advance!

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    $\begingroup$ You put a keyframe on the color, that's why it has that yellow frame. Click on it with right mouse button and choose "Clear Keyframes". $\endgroup$
    – FFeller
    Sep 30, 2019 at 17:45

1 Answer 1


@FFeller's comment was completely right!

Somehow, a key frame was created on that first color. After deleting it (right mouse button click on the color), the original color is used and it doesn't turn black on rendering.

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