This may be a bit OCD from me, but whenever I see people mention the pink missing textures I yell magenta (and get strange looks from my family). I have looked in the manual, but can not find any reference to the color. There also does not seem to be a preference to change the default missing texture color. Finally I have also tried to get it from a Blender output itself, but this depends on the lighting/settings etc.

Does anyone know how to get the actual RGB values for the missing textures, ignoring lights, shadows etc? I need to know if I am a crazy or just crazy smart.

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    $\begingroup$ Hello :).You're right, it really is pure Magenta (rgb:255,0,255). Just plug the image texture node directly into the material output. And set color management to Standard to see it. $\endgroup$ – Jachym Michal Feb 20 '20 at 14:15
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you very much @JachymMichal - I wouls have accepted this as an answer if I could as I was not aware of that feature. $\endgroup$ – Derrick Feb 20 '20 at 23:54

The color, that is used when a texture is not found, is defined by four macros in util_texture.h. The color is magenta with full alpha (no transparency).


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The macros are used whenever image data isn't available, e.g. in ImageManager::device_load_image() image.cpp when the loading of an image failed or in ImageTextureNode::compile() nodes.cpp when no texture has been selected in the Image Texture node.


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