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stephen reber
More lighting problems...
on Sep 4, 2009 at 3:31:43 am

Okay... I've been trying to troubleshoot this problem for about 3 hours and can't seem to figure it out and it's driving me nuts, I've never had this problem before.

I have some floating stairs and 3 spot's illuminating them. I'm rendering with Mental Ray and am using Ray Trace shadows. The problem is that the stairs aren't casting any shadows. I've changed out the spots several times, made the set of stairs over, twice, I've checked the light linking, that's ok, I've checked the render stats to make sure the stairs are casting shadows... nothing.

I've also noticed that when I turn "illuminate by default" off, the spots still cast light, but no diffuse.

Does anyone have an idea of what's happening??

Thanks again in advance...

Stephen

ps this is the same project from my previous post


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stephen reber
Re: More lighting problems...
on Sep 4, 2009 at 3:39:27 am

Okay okay... I feel like a idiot. Of course the answer to my problem was a simple one. Because I was rendering from inside a room/box, I forgot to reverse my normals.

So everything is good.

Sorry for the post...

Stephen =]


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