Vertex color data seems to be distorted when used in material nodes, does anybody has similar issues? Looks like Blender modifies them for Cycles somehow. I am using VC not for coloring but for hinting shader about material properties at specific faces and need exact RGB values from Attribute node.
This happens with "shade" colors only, not with "pure" colors
When i am using pure colors in vertex color editor ( full red/green/blue/white) and read them via Attribute node in material - everything is fine, i get the same RGB values. So in case of (1, 1, 1), (0, 0, 0) color data is not lost.
But when i assign colors like (0.5, 0.5, 0.5) - "Attribute node" returns halved values, (0.21, 0.21, 0.21) for pure gray, for example.
In other words colors in Vertex color editor and "Attribute node" are not the same, there is a nonlinear mismatch. How this can be fixed? How real RGB, unaltered values of vertex color data can be read in material node?
For now, i manually reajdust values with pow(channel, 0.45188), which maps 0.5 in vertex color editor to 0.5 in Attribute node, but... that`s weird. Any help really appreciated.