View Full Version : Final Gather and Reflection maps

03 March 2004, 08:39 AM
ok I have a couple of somewhat simple questions...
ok I have a scene of a car, with a pretty nice paint shader
I wanna use FG for my scene... I noticed 2 things
first one of the things that makes my shader look nice is spcularity from my lights do I need to keep the lights or should fg alone be enough??

secondly I delete all lights in my scene but specular reflections are visible even without lights..?? why is this and does it affect fg??

03 March 2004, 06:18 PM
Don't delete all lights. Its funny, but if you want no lights in the scene, you need to create one light (of any kind) with intensity=0 or black color.
That's because in lasts versions of Maya the scene has a default light when there's no light created.

Hope it helps you.
Good luck!!

03 March 2004, 04:32 AM
well I have default lights disabled

03 March 2004, 04:40 AM
Or ya, just turn off default lights in render globals and you don't have to worry about creating that single light with a 0 intensity. I never understood why people just don't uncheck that in the RG.

03 March 2004, 04:43 AM
maybe this will help
this is scene with no lights

As you can see I am still able to see my reflection maps....

this is scene with lights

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