So, I made a 3D picture of a cute mouse using Microsoft Paint 3D and exported it as a .3mf.

Why didn't the colors match when I opened the file in Microsoft 3D Builder?

  • $\begingroup$ How did you make a "3D picture"? $\endgroup$ Jul 24 '17 at 0:30
  • $\begingroup$ I used Paint 3D. Forgot to mention it ;p $\endgroup$
    – Alsan Ali
    Jul 25 '17 at 10:02
  • $\begingroup$ Can you add a screen shot of how the mouse looks in each application or point us to a place where we could find the "cute mouse"? $\endgroup$ Jul 26 '17 at 20:02

Per the 3MF Specification, colors in the .3mf files are sRGB.

If you are looking at gross color defects, I would look a the raw codes generated in the 3mf to make sure they make sense.

If you are talking about subtle color differences, that is much more complicated.

Color have always been a tough thing to define as it is affected by whether the it is emissive (like displayed on a screen) or reflective (like a physical object). The way it is perceived is affected by ambient light, surface texture and more. I worked on a project once where Marketing wanted all the colors to match (on the screen, on paper, on plastic, on on fabric) and it was a mess.


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