**How to calculate RP-177 3×3 matrices in Matlab.**

Update: For part 2 with the RP-177 TRA matlab code see this post

**The Matlab code is made by Tinna Lif Gunnarsdottir.**

To make DCPs in DCI-P3 D6O, D61, D65 or Rec 709 D60, D61, D65 you can use SMPTE RP-177:1993 3×3 NPMs to transfer from RGB to XYZ.

NPM = normalized primary matrix

For more info on the math see SMPTE EG 432-1-10 and How to make 3D LUTs in Nuke (R´B´G´to X´Y´Z´)

update:

Here are some 3D LUTS made with these 3×3 matrices

**Example: DCI-P3 D6O**

Here is the matlab code to calculate the correct RP-177 RGB-XYZ matrices to go from DCI-P3 D6O to XYZ.

**Matlab Code**

% COLOR DCI P3 R = [0.68 ; 0.320 ; 0]; G = [0.265 ; 0.690 ; 0.045]; B = [0.150 ; 0.060 ; 0.79]; P = [R G B]; % White Point D60 X = 0.3217; Y = 0.3378; Z = 0.3405; W = [X/Y ; 1 ; Z/Y]; CC = P \ W; C = [ CC(1,1) 0 0 ; 0 CC(2,1) 0 ; 0 0 CC(3,1)]; NPM = P * C

```
NPM =
0.504739646629896 0.264744009223770 0.182855006076470
0.237524539590539 0.689333457978873 0.073142002430588
0 0.044956529868187 0.963036365336076
```

Pasted into a Nuke color matrix node:

0.48657095 0.26566769 0.19821729

0.22897457 0.69173852 0.07928691

0 0.04511338 1.04394437

The middle row sums to 1

0.22897457+0.69173852+0.07928691 = 1

**Other transforms**

DCI-P3 D61

WHITE POINT

X = 0.3198;

Y = 0.3360;

Z = 0.3442;

NPM from matlab:

0.500852913533834 0.264968867481203 0.185963933270677

0.235695488721804 0.689918937969925 0.0743855733082713

0 0.044994713345865 0.979410048558897

Pasted into a Nuke color matrix node:

0.50085291 0.26496887 0.18596393

0.23569549 0.68991894 0.07438557

0 0.04499471 0.97941005

Middle row sums to 1

0.23569549+0.68991894+0.07438557=1

**DCI-P3 DCI-WHITE**

WHITE POINT

X = 0.314;

Y = 0.351;

Z = 0.335;

NPM from matlab

0.445169815564552 0.277134409206778 0.172282669815565

0.209491677912731 0.721595254161044 0.068913067926226

0 0.047060560053981 0.907355394361973

Pasted into a Nuke color matrix node:

0.44516982 0.27713441 0.17228267

0.20949168 0.72159525 0.06891307

0 0.04706056 0.90735539

Middle row sums to 1

0.20949168+0.72159525+0.06891307=1

**REC 709**

REC 709 D65, D60, D61 fits inside DCI-P3 and can be used in DCPs.

REC709 Primaries

R = [0.640 ; 0.330 ; 0.030];

G = [0.300 ; 0.600 ; 0.100];

B = [0.150 ; 0.060 ; 0.790];

**REC 709 D65**

D65 WHITE POINT

X = 0.3127;

Y = 0.3290;

Z = 0.3583;

NPM from matlab:

0.412390799265959 0.357584339383878 0.180480788401834

0.212639005871510 0.715168678767756 0.072192315360734

0.019330818715592 0.119194779794626 0.950532152249661

Pasted into a Nuke color matrix node:

0.4123908 0.3575843 0.18048079

0.21263901 0.71516867 0.07219232

0.01933082 0.1191948 0.95053215

The middle row should sum to 1 according to RP-177 so I changed 0.71516868 to 0.71516867.

REC 709 D60

D60 WHITE POINT

X = 0.3217;

Y = 0.3378;

Z = 0.3405;

NPM from matlab:

0.431575918832227 0.355727231008106 0.165035512089804

0.222531333147867 0.711454462016212 0.066014204835922

0.020230121195261 0.118575743669369 0.869187030339634

Pasted into a Nuke color matrix node:

0.43157592 0.35572723 0.16503551

0.22253133 0.71145447 0.0660142

0.02023012 0.11857574 0.86918703

Changed 0.71145446 to 0.71145447 so the middle row sums to 1

0.22253133+0.71145447+0.0660142= 1

**REC 709 D61**

D61 WHITE POINT

X = 0.3198;

Y = 0.3360;

Z = 0.3442;

NPM from matlab:

0.427462229871868 0.356162746222987 0.168160738190859

0.220410212277682 0.712325492445975 0.067264295276343

0.020037292025244 0.118720915407662 0.885646554471856

Pasted into a Nuke color matrix node:

0.42746223 0.35616275 0.16816074

0.22041021 0.71232549 0.0672643

0.02003729 0.11872092 0.88564655

Middle row sums to 1

0.22041021+0.71232549+0.0672643=1