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Old 16-03-2006, 10:50 AM   #1
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Hi I'm doing some smoke using sprites. It works nicely, but I'm trying to get my spotlights interact with my sprites.

The best would be selfshadowing smoke, but I can live with just smoke that gets illuminated where there is light in the scene.

I tried to instance poly planes on the particles, making them all white and using the render as a matte for the smoke render later on, but it didn't come out so well, so I was wondering if there is an alternative that works better?

Any Ideas?

Daniel.
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Old 17-03-2006, 08:25 AM   #2
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You know under the current particle attribute there is an option for sprites where it says enable lights or something like that.

I had tried that option and it seemed like it didn't help. But in my desperate attempt to solve the problem I tried it again.

It actually works, but I couldn't see it work. Because some kind of strange directional light other than my spotlight where hitting the sprites. Even though I only have my one spotlight in the scene.

I'll upload some pictures later to better describe what I experienced.
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