LC #42 Pipers Alley

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08-31-2002, 04:33 AM
Can someone tell me how the floor in the toys scene gets its color


08-31-2002, 04:46 AM
it gets it's color from the light...the light is a peachy color.....

08-31-2002, 04:52 AM
Thats the shadow is it not ... the light ceates the shadow but I am referrng to the black

08-31-2002, 04:55 AM
The floor is grey if I remember correctly and the one light in the scene has a pechy color to it....the light makes the floor colored....

other then that I'm not sure what you mean by that....

08-31-2002, 05:18 AM
Yes, in the surface editor the floor is grey

I am referring to the black areas where the floor is. I see that the backdrop is black but that does not account for the black in the front and around the toys [ not the shadows ]

08-31-2002, 05:34 AM
I'll take a look at the scene when I get to work.....

08-31-2002, 05:56 AM
That black area is just because it is not within the cone angle of the spotlight. Since the spotlight is the only light in the scene, anything not in the cone angle is without any light: black. Thus, because the surface isn't luminous, it won't create any light for itself - and color requires light. If you take the spotlight and switch the Light Type to Distant, and enable raytrace shadows, you'll get:

Also, if you just increase the cone angle to about 77 degrees, and the soft to about 41.5ish (I think these are the values I used), you'll get:

Hope that helps?

08-31-2002, 06:34 AM
That explains it ... thanks both of you

08-31-2002, 11:38 AM
i kinda like toysshadow.jpg the most :)
i love fading stuff...


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