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Terri Brown

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No shadows through RC object
« on: April 25, 2017, 07:53:43 AM »
Hi guys,

Seems like my sun isn't casting any shadows through my woven ceiling RC object. Please see image attached. It seems to me that there should definitely be small square-like shadows on the floor everywhere. I am using a Vray Dome Light with HDRi map (Peter Guthrie sky - gamma at 0.75).

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Rokas

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Re: No shadows through RC object
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 08:50:06 AM »
try directional light without area shadows. then You will have those squares. hdri blurs source of light and thus shadows
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Re: No shadows through RC object
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 10:25:49 AM »
Ooof really? Surely there's a way to use an HDRi with RC? It casts shadows well with any other object I use. I know it's usually quite a blurry source, but if you lower the gamma it sharpens the shadows.

I almost always only use HDRis to light all my scenes.

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Re: No shadows through RC object
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 10:41:18 AM »
RC has nothing to do with shadows and hdri. use it as any other geometry.
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Re: No shadows through RC object
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 12:38:36 PM »
So you reckon it's more the distance of the RC object from the ground that's blurring the shadows too much? I will try enhance them with another light source in addition to the general hdri lighting