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#1 Daneel

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:03 AM

Hey all. Do the lights (other than the main ambient lighting system) cast shadows? If they do, how do i get them to cast them. I am currently shadowless in many of my night scenes using streetlights and those invisible lights for fills.



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:25 AM

No.  I'm afraid, with the current lighting subsystem in MS, the only light casting shadows is the directional component of the global lighting.

 

IMHO this is department asking for a good deal of improvements.


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 05:37 PM

OK, thanks man.



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 07:22 PM

Yes! actually you can get shadows from motivated lighting. I rarly use the global light system because of the jaggies it produces. I only use global light for long shots etc. I have attached an example of a Rembrandt style of lighting.

 

Use the portable invisible lamp. It's orange and come with the program. Also there is a reading lamp on a stand that you can mkae invisible. Just choose the purple lamp in the prop dialog box.  Hope that helps!

 

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 07:36 PM

Yes! actually you can get shadows from motivated lighting. I rarly use the global light system because of the jaggies it produces. I only use global light for long shots etc. I have attached an example of a Rembrandt style of lighting.

 

Use the portable invisible lamp. It's orange and come with the program. Also there is a reading lamp on a stand that you can mkae invisible. Just choose the purple lamp in the prop dialog box.  Hope that helps!

 

Cheers,

 

Steve A

 

Agreed, the invisible lamp is a powerful and never praised-as-much-as-it-deserves asset for improving the lighting and creating intense dramatic effects, but it doesn't cast shadows, and that was what he was asking. Hence my answer, though in the end I concur with you: technically lighting system in MS falls miserably short, but certainly you're not left without resources at all to get the really creative job done.

 

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 02:03 AM

Ahh, my misunderstanding.  Sorry Daneel.  :((

 

 

The manipulation of darkness with the light gave me the impression that it casts shadows.... Boo hiss.   :P


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#7 Daneel

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:42 AM

No worries dude. I use the invisible lamp a great deal but I just thought I had neglected a setting or something to turn shadows on :)
MS is crying out for some big tweaks in this direction among others. I'm  sure there must be a few talented coders among the community that could take a crack at an update. Or is it a case that the software won't allow it?



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 10:46 AM

MS is crying out for some big tweaks in this direction among others. I'm  sure there must be a few talented coders among the community that could take a crack at an update. Or is it a case that the software won't allow it?

 

I'm afraid is something so deeply rooted in the guts of the application (or some third-party library used) that it can't be changed without changing a lot of other things else in the code. 

 

 

 

 


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