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Frank

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Question to shadows of interior lights
« on: December 03, 2012, 05:33:13 pm »
December 03, 2012, 05:33:13 pm
Below you see a quick render of a candelabra.
Problem is, that the shadows are a bit away from the arms of it. So the candelabra seems to be floating...
Does anyone know a solution to get the shadows close to it?
Thnak you!

byzantium1200

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Re: Question to shadows of interior lights
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 05:41:15 pm »
December 03, 2012, 05:41:15 pm
Did you try the "Shadowmap Offset" slider?

gseifert

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Re: Question to shadows of interior lights
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 08:01:52 pm »
December 03, 2012, 08:01:52 pm
How exactly did you get it to cast a shadow?  I can't seem to get any of the lights to cast shadows on interior renderings. |:(

Re: Question to shadows of interior lights
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 08:14:26 pm »
December 03, 2012, 08:14:26 pm
How exactly did you get it to cast a shadow?  I can't seem to get any of the lights to cast shadows on interior renderings. |:(
(F8)

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gseifert

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Re: Question to shadows of interior lights
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012, 08:54:07 pm »
December 03, 2012, 08:54:07 pm
Thanks

Gilson Antunes

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Re: Question to shadows of interior lights
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 09:24:35 pm »
December 03, 2012, 09:24:35 pm
Below you see a quick render of a candelabra.
Problem is, that the shadows are a bit away from the arms of it. So the candelabra seems to be floating...
Does anyone know a solution to get the shadows close to it?
Thnak you!

Frank. What version are you using?
Test Lumion3, you must check the cache shadow.
Gilson Antunes
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Frank

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Re: Question to shadows of interior lights
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2012, 10:42:32 pm »
December 03, 2012, 10:42:32 pm
Did you try the "Shadowmap Offset" slider?
I did, but it didn´t improve something.

(F8)
Did you mean this? "(F8): Press F8 to turn on real-time shadows for IES lights." Will realtime-shadows be rendered in movie? Or was this the answer for fossa?
I will try tomorrow morning, i´m now at home.

Frank. What version are you using? Test Lumion3, you must check the cache shadow.
For this i use 2.5. The deadline is near so i don´t want go into an adventure. But i´ll check the cache shadow as in your screenshots. I´ve had never thought that shadow cache must be off.

Thank you all for your kind answers. I´ll try all your hints tomorrow.

Frank

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Re: Question to shadows of interior lights
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012, 09:15:59 am »
December 04, 2012, 09:15:59 am
Fixed!
Thank you Gilson for the hint to set shadow cache Off. That made my day! +1

Re: Question to shadows of interior lights
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2012, 11:09:09 am »
December 04, 2012, 11:09:09 am
It's clear that we need to work on communicating how this works.

I don't think most people even know that the Shadow cache option exists.
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gseifert

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Re: Question to shadows of interior lights
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2012, 03:15:04 pm »
December 04, 2012, 03:15:04 pm
Yes, that would be great.  I think the Lumion team is somewhat under the assumption everyone knows this stuff.  I don't deal with Lumion or rendering everyday and a manual and some videos on the features of lumion (all of them) would be, and are, greatly needed.  I'm starting to sound like a stuck record on this issue, but I've never seen any software at this price point and complexity without some sort of instructions.  Users having to rely on digging thru forum posts for answers is getting a bit old.  I've said before that a website or some pages on the Lumion site showing how to use the software and all its features would be one of Lumions best sales tools.  I really think this software would practically sell itself in an instance like that.  Oh well.....

I'm not trying to be snaky in this post nor am I typing angrily about this issue.  Just my opinion that Lumion, myself and others could all benefit from some tutorials and documentation.

Thanks.

Re: Question to shadows of interior lights
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2012, 07:11:37 pm »
December 04, 2012, 07:11:37 pm
Just my opinion that Lumion, myself and others could all benefit from some tutorials and documentation.

Agreed, tutorials would benefit everyone.
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BABE™

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Re: Question to shadows of interior lights
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2012, 09:31:55 am »
December 05, 2012, 09:31:55 am
Agreed, tutorials would benefit everyone.

is that wise?.......if lumion hasn't  yet reached its Full Potential ?

new concepts might completely alter basic procedures .

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Re: Question to shadows of interior lights
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2012, 10:33:23 am »
December 05, 2012, 10:33:23 am
Hi BABE, it could indeed be a waste of time if the user interface and/or features and workflows change significantly from one version to the next version, thereby making the tutorials outdated in the process. But that's a risk we'll have to take :)
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Frank

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Re: Question to shadows of interior lights
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2012, 09:09:54 pm »
December 05, 2012, 09:09:54 pm
The simple one is self-evident.  :-D

Re: Question to shadows of interior lights
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2012, 09:07:28 am »
December 16, 2012, 09:07:28 am

Hallelujah, my prayers were heard !!!!   :-D