Why ACES is the Default Colorspace in Maya

Discover how ACES works in Maya and why it’s the default colorspace replacing the older system.

ACES, the Academy Color Encoding System, is the defacto standard for managing colors in many applications. With Autodesk Maya, it became the default colorspace. Check out this new explainer from the Autodesk team that offers insights into ACES, how it works and why it’s the default within Maya.

The video comes as part of a series that dives into working with ACES, like how you can use Maya’s eyedropper to pick colors accurately either in the viewport or outside Maya even.