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Maya® Studio Projects Texturing and Lighting by Lee Lanier

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Color Space and Monitor Calibration

Gamut represents all the colors that a device can produce. Color space refers to a gamut that utilizes a particular color model. A color model establishes primary colors, combinations of which form all other visible colors. For example, the red-yellow-blue (RYB) color model is used extensively throughout the nondigital arts. The red-green-blue (RGB) color model is the standard for digital arts and computer animation. The color space available to various output devices varies greatly. Hence, the color space of a high-definition television is significantly different from the color space available to a computer monitor or an inkjet printer. The variations in color space necessitate the calibration of equipment ...

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