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Author Topic: Raytracer problem  (Read 3212 times)

maestro

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Raytracer problem
« on: January 21, 2009, 02:46:39 pm »

I'm not sure somebody has already said this but the raytracer renderer is not displaying shadows. Is there a problem with my PC/Version or is it a bug?
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Re: Raytracer problem
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009, 03:15:40 pm »

I have had this problem too. I had a scene with alot of objects all casting/receiving shadows, but those didn't displayed in the render.
Don't know how i fixed it again. I belief i deleted all the lights in the scene, saved and had the lights set up again.

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Re: Raytracer problem
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009, 05:18:41 pm »

You can also try going "View>Preferences" and make sure the "shadows" box in checked in the "file output" section.
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Re: Raytracer problem
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009, 05:35:12 pm »

You also have to enable shadows for each light.  ART originally ignored the "light casts shadow" flag which was a bug.  With the bug fixed ART now works like the scanline renderer.
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Re: Raytracer problem
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 08:34:40 pm »

Thanks Steve i didn't think of that,I was having the same problem but you guys solved it THANKS alot:)
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Re: Raytracer problem
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009, 12:52:33 pm »

Thanks alot guys, i'll try the stuff out.
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