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Author Topic: Shadows are the same color as the light  (Read 2433 times)

onespirit5777

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Shadows are the same color as the light
« on: August 20, 2008, 12:20:29 am »

Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but the shadow that is being cast is the same color as the light. If I use two lights with different colors lets say yellow and blue. The blue light will cast a yellow shadow and the yellow light will cast a blue shadow.

« Last Edit: August 20, 2008, 12:22:43 am by onespirit5777 »
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RudySchneider

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Re: Shadows are the same color as the light
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2008, 01:58:10 am »

Uh, think about it!  The yellow light casts a shadow, which the blue light "fills," and vice-versa.  Also, it looks as if your lights and textures are too bright.  Tone it down a bit.
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Re: Shadows are the same color as the light
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2008, 12:17:14 pm »

The shadow is the LOSS of the light: that means that if you have a blue light, its shadow should be... nothing, which is black. But since there is a yellow light to fill the "nothing", the shadow becomes yellow.
Yet there is a point: why the non-shadowed areas are white? See. We have a blue and a yellow light. Yellow is analysed in red and green, so: Red + Green + Blue = White.
[somehow what RudySchneider said, but with more "blah blah" :) ]
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Re: Shadows are the same color as the light
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2008, 10:52:45 pm »

onespirit5777, as the other's have said, this is what is supposed to happen :)
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onespirit5777

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Re: Shadows are the same color as the light
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2008, 03:55:09 pm »

Thanks everyone and I hope this helps others that are new to this.
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