View Full Version : Shadows using final gathering??

09 September 2002, 03:56 PM
I'm using final gathering to help light my scene. Unfortunately I can not get a cast shadow from my objects in the scene. I am using an infinite light as the sun. I have shadows enabled in the light properties as well as in the region options and the render options. Is there something that I'm overlooking????

09 September 2002, 05:04 PM
Okay, I was able to get shadows......but with a spotlight. Is there any way to create shadows with an infinite light??

09 September 2002, 06:43 PM
Um, sorry if this seems a bit obvious, but have you turned off cast shadows on all your final gathering light source objects in case they are blocking the infinite light ?

09 September 2002, 09:51 PM
I'm not sure, you're referring to the sky dome itself right? Where do I do that, in the object properties??

09 September 2002, 12:48 AM
Yeah, that's it. Go into your skydome's Visibility property and and turn off Shadows. You can also turn off Primary Rays if you want to use a different background instead of your skydome object.

Hope this helps,


09 September 2002, 04:57 PM
That did it.....I can't believe I overlooked that.....thanks...

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