ExecutePixel color fidelity

On 23/01/2016 at 13:25, xxxxxxxx wrote:

User Information:
Cinema 4D Version:   R13-R17 
Platform:    Mac  ;  Mac OSX  ; 
Language(s) :     C++  ;

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I'm struggling to understand why I paint colors with ExecutePixel() on my VideoPost and they do not come out as expected. I understand this method should give me full control on the final pixels, but it doesn't.
I made a simple test. On a new project, only my plugin added to the scene, no other posts. I paint everything with 50% white, using the code below...

void MyVP::ExecutePixel(BaseVideoPost* node, PixelPost* pp, Int32 x, Int32 subx, Int32 suby)
{
Float32 *col = pp->col;
col[0] = col[1] = col[2] = 0.5f;
}

The result is around 73% white, not 50%.
Even stranger, it varies between 73% and 74%!
What's altering the result???

On 23/01/2016 at 17:38, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Another example, a linear gradient based on Y, besides a linear gradient made in photoshop.

void Blendy360CamVP::ExecutePixel(BaseVideoPost* node, PixelPost* pp, Int32 x, Int32 subx, Int32 suby)
{
Int32 y = pp->line;
Float32 *col = pp->col;
col[0] = col[1] = col[2] = (Float)y / _res.y;
}

On 24/01/2016 at 00:42, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Have you tried unchecking Linear Workflow?

On 24/01/2016 at 06:02, xxxxxxxx wrote:

That's a well kept secret! 🙂
I didn't know about this, thanks.