These are chat archives for CoraleStudios/Colore
Creating custom animations is done by implementing your own algorithms manipulating the keys (a reactive effect for certain keys could listen for key presses and activate the pressed key with a certain color, and then fade the color out over time), it's possible we may add some additional effect algorithms to Colore in the future if they prove to be widely used enough to warrant a central implementation, but it's not something we currently have planned.
Brightness (the kind that can be set through Synapse and the keyboard hotkeys) can currently not be controlled through the SDK. The closest approximation would be to make colors darker/brighter, this doesn't expose the full control of brightness but that will not be possible until Razer implements it in their SDK.
Regarding example apps we are going to add some once the current workload is lower.