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Old 10-09-2007, 02:59 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me how to make a shadow appear on the ground. I modeled a dungeon, and I have bars in the windows and I will have a light fog shining through and I want a shadow of the bars on the ground.
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:01 PM   #2
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Hey there Banksta,

Through the attribute editor, turn on the shadows of the light that is shining through the bars.

Should do the trick,

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This scene has a spot light outside the room pointing down at the bars, it has fog and shadows turned on....
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:32 PM   #4
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happymat I tried but it didn't work.

I am trying to light this dungeon as a night scene where it's dark but I can see detail. I was able to do that but I also wanted a light fog going through the window and a shadow of the bars to show on the ground. When I put the light fog through the window and make sure shadows are checked it just gives me a light fog but no shadows of the bars on the ground.Also isn't there a way to change the light fog to a box shape, so I can fit it perfectly through the window.
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Hi Banksta,

are the bars modeled or have you used a transparency map?

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Old 10-09-2007, 08:53 PM   #7
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I figured it out happymat thanks. I had a glass window in front of the bars and I guess it effected the shadows. I deleted the glass and they showed up fine. Here is my final render. By the way is there a tut around on how to create transparency maps. By the way let me know what you think. I will do a daytime render next.

Thanks for the help.
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Happy days!

Yeah putting glass into a window can do that!!

There's a free tutorial on this site showing how to create and use alpha maps and I made a quick tutorial for someone a while back showing how to use light fog with transparency maps....

Click THIS to watch it.

I'm sure that there are plenty more tutorials out there, I pretty much learnt through trial and error.

nice job by the way, could be a bit glloomier in the corners though. I look forward to seeing the daytime version.

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okay happymat I made it more gloomier.
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nice tut happymat. Didn't know you could get those extra manipulators from the spotlights.
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