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Author Topic: Light does not pass through transparent objects  (Read 9277 times)

Samukun

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Light does not pass through transparent objects
« on: January 11, 2010, 06:47:38 pm »

I'm having some problems with my current project. What I want is something like this:



But as you can see from this, as soon as I put in the windows, the light fails to pass through it.



The window's transparency is set to 0.1. What am I doing wrong here?  ???
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Kyle

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Re: Light does not pass through transparent objects
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010, 07:24:01 pm »

You cant, simple as that. The only work around really is to do two renders, and photoshop the windows in.

Hopefully the next release of anim8or will have a better ray tracer that allows light to pass through transparent objects, or at least tell them not to cast shadows.
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Samukun

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Re: Light does not pass through transparent objects
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 07:26:56 pm »

That's too bad. Thanks anyways.
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rellik420

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Re: Light does not pass through transparent objects
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010, 08:29:11 pm »

that is 2 bad.

but the good thing is u can easily make the windows and the outside view easily. ( if you dont have photoshop. get GIMP, its free and pretty damn close to photoshop)
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Re: Light does not pass through transparent objects
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2010, 09:46:03 pm »

are you rendering with art tracer? if so try scanline
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Re: Light does not pass through transparent objects
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2010, 10:01:11 pm »

I would advise simply leaving the windows as they are in the original.  Since a window pane is so transparent, you can't tell whether there's a pane or not anyways, so people assume there is a pane anyways.  I say leave it as it is when the shadows work.  If you want some reflections you can add them in photoshop or something afterwards.
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Re: Light does not pass through transparent objects
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2010, 10:30:52 pm »

hi Samukun, ;)
my suggestions is..
try maker the windows has a OBJECT SEPARATE;
- select and "detach" the windows and maker  has other object
- in "scene mode" position your windows WITHOUT CASTS/RECEVEID SHADOWs.

i hope then help your..
sorry my english!
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Re: Light does not pass through transparent objects
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2010, 01:57:54 am »

You cant do that with ART though.  All objects must cast shadows.
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Re: Light does not pass through transparent objects
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2010, 10:10:32 am »

heres what you can do. You can make the tanparent glass seperate from the window fram. Only make the frame cast shadow and make the glass not.
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Re: Light does not pass through transparent objects
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2010, 12:17:00 pm »

Have a look here http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php?topic=1531.msg11543#msg11543 when this subject was first brought up and Steve's imput on it.

Samukun you will have to find a way around it that gives you desired result.
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