Video Color Check checks
the material on the sample object for colors that are beyond the
Left: Material with
Right: Video color
check shows black areas that are beyond the video threshold
Such colors tend to blur
or fuzz when transferred from computer to video. Pixels containing
these "illegal" or "hot" colors are flagged on the sample object.
You can have 3ds Max correct
illegal colors automatically when you render, depending on the settings
Rendering tab of
Use this option as a
guide only. The colors in a rendered scene depend not only on the
material color but also on the intensity and color of the lighting.
A material that shows as safe in the sample slot might become illegal
if rendered under several bright lights. A safe practice for video
is to use colors whose saturation is less than 80 to 85 percent.
To check for illegal video colors:
- On the Material Editor, turn on (Video Color Check).
The active sample slot
now renders "illegal" pixels as black. Illegal pixels have a color
that is beyond the safe video threshold.
If Video Color Check
detects illegal colors, try reducing the saturation of the material
colors in question.
- You can also check for legal video colors
when you render a scene.
To change the video system:
the default video system to check. You can change the video checking