View Full Version : Another MD question

09-08-2002, 07:19 AM
Has it been anybody elses experience for Motion designer to render shadows properly only under raytraced? I tested with shadowmaps and raytraced. The shadow maps rendered the shadow of the original position of the cloth object; calculating only the shadow of the first frame rendered. Odd. Then on a hunch I thought perhaps raytraced shadows might work. They did. I feel raytraced shows are very 'sharp', and I would like to use a shadowmap because of speed.

Can anyone help? Has anyone dealt with this?


09-08-2002, 08:32 AM
I'm not sure if this would be the problem but chekc and see that your shadows maps aren't being cached.. I'm almost positive I've used them with md before


09-08-2002, 10:03 AM
Man u have serious problem with your LightWave...
Just checked this stuff and shadow is OK (see the pic)
I make some projects with MD and newer get this shadow errors...
Can u describe what kind of set up u have and what version of LightWave u use (i work with 7.5), or even send the scene so we can check it?

09-08-2002, 08:55 PM

You were right! Problem solved. I've always used cache on tests, so it never occurred to me, but makes absolute sense.


I don't have problems, I'm just special. :)
I use:
Lightwave 7.5
Win 2000 Pro SP2
Dual AMD 1600+
1.5 GB RAM

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