I need to test an ACES pipeline in Nuke for an HDR delivery and I’m a generalist at a small studio - in no way an expert in colour and this is my first encounter with HDR.
I’m researching and reading what I can but wondered if somebody could help me with a few basics?
The summary of the task is compositing 3D renders from Maya over HDR footage provided in an ACEScct exr sequence. I am working on an HDR monitor in Nuke11.1
I can get the footage in and out of Nuke without any change, and I can composite my layers but when I output the composite and send it to the post facility, the 2 things arent balanced. My Maya layers look dark basically. The footage is perfect.
Here is my nuke setup - I must be making an error here
- Project settings:
color management - OCIO
OCIO config - aces_1.0.3
workingspace - ACES - ACEScct
monitor - sRGB
8 bit files - Input-sRGB
16 bit files - Input sRGB
Footage read node - colSpace - ACES-ACEScct
Maya layer (tiff seq as it’s an outline only renderable by Maya software) - colspace - Input-Generic-sRGB
writenode - colspace - ACES-ACEScct/ exr with ‘write ACES compliant EXR’ checked on.
Viewer1 - set to ‘sRGB(ACES)’
If anyone has any suggestions it would be much appreciated.