ACES - OCIO - Color Management

(BETA support)

We support ACES 1.2 OpenColorIO configuration installed on the farm,

In Maya you have two ways to address it:

Method 1: In the Maya Preferences in Ocio Config Path use : “C:\ocio\aces\config.ocio”
* Open the VUA archive with any archive manager (7zip for example)
* Go to the “pref” folder and edit the “color_management.xml” file.
* Replace the ocio path value (<Parameter name=“OCIOConfigFile” value=“) by: <Parameter name=“OCIOConfigFile” value=“C:\ocio\aces\config.ocio” />

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Method 2: If you want to use another ACES version:

  • Create a folder C:/Maya/Currentjob/sourceimages
  • Copy your ACES directory in this “sourceimages” folder
  • In the Maya Preferences in Ocio Config Path use : “C:\Maya\Currentjob\sourceimages\aces\config.ocio”

You can check that your color management has been taken into account by opening the .vua file (with 7zip for example) and verifying the pref/“color_management.xml” file.

Please send a test project first (3 to 10 frames for instance) to the RANCH, in order to confirm everything goes fine.
Please contact us at in case of any trouble or questions.

maya/color_management2.txt · Last modified: 2023/02/13 09:26 by ranchadmin