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Shadows out of place
show user profile  dj_robot
Hi everybody.

I'm sure this is an easy one, but I'm overlooking something. I'm using ray tracer shadows over a matte shadow material and the shadows they are way appart from the objects projecting them. I tried to fix it with bias but I got no results. Come on and tell me what easy part I skipped.

Thanx =)
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2/26/2011 1:25:52 AM (last edit: 2/26/2011 1:25:52 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
May sound like an obvious question but you never know :)...

Are you sure the objects are grounded on/touching the matte shadow object? if they are floating above it then the shadows wont match up.

also, pictures of the problem will help a lot in this instance.

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2/26/2011 9:48:49 AM (last edit: 2/26/2011 9:49:51 AM)
show user profile  dj_robot
yes. You were right. The ground isn't even and this one figure was casting a shadow far under but given the inclination of the camera it looked like the shadow was ahead of the figure. My mistake!

Thank you mrgrotey! :)
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2/28/2011 4:40:37 PM (last edit: 2/28/2011 4:40:37 PM)
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