In this video, I take a quick look at the different gamma correction settings used by Arnold. I don’t tell you how to set up a linear workflow; my goal is to help you understand what the gamma correction settings mean.
In the Display > Color Management preferences, you can turn on gamma correction for UI widgets like the color chip. On the PPG, there’s a visual cue (a “dotted highlight”) that tells you whether gamma correction is on.
Gamma-corrected color widget:
Regular color widget (no gamma correction):
Also, you can right-click the color chip to toggle gamma correction on and off for that specific widget.
This is all in the docs, but I have to admit I found that out only after I noticed this on my own. Too bad, because if I had known this, I would have figured out sooner why my color chips looked so “faded”:
(because at some unknown point in time I had enabled the display of gamma correction for UI widgets, and then set the Profile Source to “From LUT File”)