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Old 02 February 2002   #1
Question outdoor lighting

okay i think i have another some what stupid question.
When i turn on ray tracing for distant lights they don't seem to produce any light and if they do its very dim. Why does this happen and what can I do about it?
Old 02 February 2002   #2
You'd better to post a print screen of your scene in perspective view and one of your 'Light properties' panel, that would be easier to see where the problem may comes from.
Observation is the key
Old 02 February 2002   #3
But u can also try a diferent aproach
for example a sky dome with radosity and a null(actingas the sun ) then u just set light values as a gradient
taking data from the DISTANCE TO OBJECT (the sun null)
make the gradient so that u have the same high values at close range and much lower values further away
tweak the values until u like what u see ( u may wish to ad colour in the same way )

Move the null along the dome surface until it is in the position acording to what time it is

I works great for desert scenes

PS: Please excuse my english
Old 02 February 2002   #4

I fixed it. i have a dome over the scene for the sky and when i changed it to unseen by rays or disable the lights for it, it works. i dont know why. thanks anyways
Old 01 January 2006   #5
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