lighting on differences mac and pc

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Sam Brown

Nov 5, 2010, 9:31:59 AM11/5/10
Has anyone run into dramatic differences in lighting when viewing a Unity scene on Mac vs PC?  The lighting set up looks great on my PC, but on a client's Mac the scene's lighting is severly overexposed. It took me an hour of tweaking and going between a Mac and PC to get the lighting as designed.

Is this due to the differences in Gamma value between Mac and PC?


Elliott Mitchell

Nov 5, 2010, 9:43:20 AM11/5/10
I would say yes it's different gammas plus color temperature and different calibrations in general. You can calibrate both monitors, make some changes to lighting that looks decent on both or just make it look better on the client's computer ;)

I've been dealing with the mac vs pc color difference since both systems had different 8 bit color palates in the early 90's. Never ceases to be a pain in the ass :/


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Sam Brown

Nov 5, 2010, 10:50:02 AM11/5/10
good to know - looks like this will be an ongoing battle


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