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area shadows & billboards
show user profile  becca
hi there...
I have billboards/planes with bitmap + alphachannel as opacity map for trees in my scene and I'd like to use Area Shadows. the max 9 help says area shadows support transparency and opacity, but when I render (default scanline + lighttracer) I get the shadow of the plane, not of the bitmap. it works perfectly fine with raytrace shadows.
Any Idea how I can get it working with area shadows? (I am a beginner... so maybe it's just one little setting I have to change and didn't think of? or it's not working anyway?). thanks!
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4/3/2008 2:18:05 AM (last edit: 4/3/2008 2:18:05 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Use a mrSpot or mrOmni, with raytrace shadows, then adjusting the area light size in the area light paramters rollout down the modify panel (with the light selected) you can adjust the softness of the shadow edge

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4/3/2008 9:43:26 AM (last edit: 4/3/2008 9:43:26 AM)
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