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Paradart 21-09-2013 06:03 PM

Maya 2012 objects won't cast shadows
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So i'm totally new to maya, and I've been doing well so far in figuring out the program, but I'm starting to have major trouble.
none of the objects in my scene will cast a shadow on the ground!
I've tried looking at all of the help options and videos around, but nothing seems to be working.
I attached the file, but i really have no idea where you would start looking for the problem
Any help is appreciated!

LauriePriest 21-09-2013 09:19 PM

You should turn on ray tracking in the render globals as well as ray-traced shadows in your lightShape attributes. That should give you a simple result.

Paradart 21-09-2013 11:10 PM

I turned on ray-traced shadows for all of my lights, but i can't find render globals anywhere?

clocker1 22-09-2013 12:03 AM

Shadows worked for me using mental ray

LauriePriest 22-09-2013 12:15 AM

Use the help to find render globals . .

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