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show user profile  mythology2
I'm rendering scenes out in 3ds max 2017 using v-ray. The renders look fine when rendered, but when I save them out to .Tif or.jpg they are extremely dark.

I've got max gamma on 2.2

What am I missing?

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6/11/2017 9:10:00 AM (last edit: 6/11/2017 9:10:00 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
try rendering out a 16 or 32 bit image and opening it up on photoshop. If it looks normal then the issue is gamma related.

Jpegs aren't more than 8bit but you can save them out from a 16 bit comp. Cheers.

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6/13/2017 12:00:45 AM (last edit: 6/13/2017 12:00:45 AM)
show user profile  ijzerman
Your color mapping mode is set to color mapping only, you need to set it to color mapping and gamma.
Or, in after effects or photoshop apply a exposure and manually correct the gamma(i think the prefered way). Also, ideally need a >8bit format so like Krausec mentions, tif/exr or png is ok :)

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6/13/2017 9:20:17 AM (last edit: 6/13/2017 9:21:03 AM)
show user profile  Shellica
Same thing happened to me once, I tried what ijzerman suggested once and it worked fine for me! You should try it
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6/14/2017 4:21:34 PM (last edit: 6/14/2017 4:21:34 PM)
show user profile  ijzerman
Also, max and gamma is a bit wonkey because in the save file popup where you choose the output format, you can also change gamma embed options. If you miss a checkbox or max randomly fucks up, it might happen that you double correct or double apply your gamma with a wrong output as endresult. If you apply your gamma and burn it in the image there's no decent way of getting the info back. I use the GTVFX toolbar to manually override this so i save at gamma=1 and then do the magic in post.

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6/15/2017 11:17:16 AM (last edit: 6/15/2017 11:18:16 AM)
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