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Old 03-11-2009, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default shadows from alpha

Doubt this is possible but I have a large terrain populated with a lot of trees. They are attached as simple textures to planes with alphas for transparency. Is it possible to have the trees cast the shadow or do I have to make do with the solid black shadow cast by the poly plane.

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Old 04-11-2009, 09:47 PM   #2
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I'm curious to know how too.

In the mean can try and add the shadows to the ground texture. I think alot of games do it this way. I say this because I've played games where the trees move but the shadows don't. I'm sure it won't be an easy task to make it look right (or acceptable) but at least it's an option.
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works fine with raytrace shadows doesn't it? if not you could use a stencil node perhaps.
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