Why are all my colors extra dark? I believe this was the appearance.dmt from our internal cad support people when we moved to creo 3.
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I checked on mine and my colleague's machine. The appearances appear brighter in Creo 3.0, than in Creo 2.0. I also checked remotely on another machine, and saw that the appearances were darker in both releases. I believe the graphics card may also be playing a role.
Similar issue here since switching over to Creo3 M080 and mine are all black except one. If I select rendered samples the colors appear, but are very dark.
Tomorrow morning I will try removing all my config files and see if it's something I have purposefully set for a different reason. If I don't find something there, I will try Martin and Amit's suggestion of updating the graphics drivers.
My card is an Quaddro 2000, around 2-3 years old now. I'm sure I've updated the drivers but probably not since the creo 3 installation so that's definitely a good possibility.
Seems like that option was maybe replaced with texture_search_path
I'm not sure that's a true statement but you may want to look and see if you have that set and temporarily remove it and restart Creo to see if it improves.
The way I solved this initially was to remove all my config.pro files and start Creo. When the problem was gone, that told me it was definitely a config setting.
Then I cut away 1/2 the config and I figured out which 1/2 had the problem setting. Then I cut that partial config in 1/2 again and again until I could tell which setting it was. It probably took less than an hour to do this.
(CREO3 - M130) We have the same problem of color too dark and the menu of the render is very very slow to appear
In our config.pro we have : GRAPHICS opengl
Did you try the posted solution?
Remove the config.pro option pro_texture_library and see if that helps.
Opengl is the prefered and default graphics option and normally gives you the best performance