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Materials Blown out.
show user profile  LongTimeNoSee
I was fooling with my render settings to do Volume lighting and somehow, now all my materials are blown out as if self-illumination is turned on (it's not.).

What setting did I screw up to create this global illumination issue?

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8/2/2017 6:59:04 PM (last edit: 8/2/2017 6:59:04 PM)
show user profile  LongTimeNoSee
Never mind...Global Ambient was set to white.

...Thank you LongTimeNoSee. That was very helpful.
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8/2/2017 7:05:09 PM (last edit: 8/2/2017 7:05:09 PM)
show user profile  LongTimeNoSee
Your very welcome.
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8/2/2017 7:05:22 PM (last edit: 8/2/2017 7:05:22 PM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
Maxforums is so helpful, all you have to do is ask a question and the answer pops right into your brain.
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8/3/2017 2:20:55 AM (last edit: 8/3/2017 2:20:55 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
But seriously.. that's how it seems to work 80% of the time. haha.

- Portfolio-

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8/3/2017 2:25:27 AM (last edit: 8/3/2017 2:25:27 AM)
show user profile  donvella
id say its closely related to teaching someone what you know. By the time you formulate the words and make it simple for someone else to understand - you understand it more yourself.

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8/3/2017 3:49:29 AM (last edit: 8/3/2017 3:49:29 AM)
show user profile  LongTimeNoSee
Okay, here is one that I cannot figure out.

The ceiling on this room is a separate object but it is touching or maybe even overlapping (I've tried it both ways).

Somehow the light from outside is lighting the underside of this ceiling. I know there is something that I am not understanding about how the renderer calculated shadows but what is the work around.

I'm using scanline but the problems happens with mental ray too. Don't want to use mental ray for this since I think I can eventually make it pretty photo-realistic with a lot shorter render time.

What am I not getting?

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8/3/2017 6:35:07 AM (last edit: 8/3/2017 6:35:07 AM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
If the ceiling is just a plane give it some thickness like a box.
I can't explain why it works but it does.
I only run into this problem using vray sun and sky.*

*I bet it's the same issue with mray and spamline.

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8/3/2017 6:51:35 AM (last edit: 8/3/2017 7:00:20 AM)
show user profile  kiko
Either as JPjr. says or some normals on your ceiling poly are reversed.

-- David --
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8/3/2017 3:39:30 PM (last edit: 8/3/2017 3:39:30 PM)
show user profile  LongTimeNoSee
It was an extruded spline.

All I had to do was extrude a little more.


Thank you.
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8/3/2017 4:35:05 PM (last edit: 8/3/2017 4:35:05 PM)
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