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Old 05-03-2007, 07:30 AM   #1
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Does anybody know why the following is happenning and how I can fix it:
I have a light coming from behind the character, but it lights up not only the back of the character, but every part of the geometry, no matter what is blocking it. For example, light is coming out of the inside of the mouth and the nostrils. Thank you to anyone than can help on this matter.. (I am using mental ray)
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:57 AM   #2
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I would assume that you don't have shadows turned on.

If a light doesn't cast shadows then it doesn't know which parts of the mode are in shadow and which are illuminated. So it illuminates everything.


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however shadows are turned on....

sorry for the double post.
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ambient light? non double sided geometry?


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I'm using a spot light and a rim light and the geometry is double sided.
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post some pics then.Or your scene file

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wow, do i feel stupid.. there was another light in my scene with the shadows turned off! Thank you for your help...
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