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4.7 preview 1. Mobile dynamic shadows don't work on iPad air.

Hi guys. Trying out the shadows in the 4.7 preview. The shadows render fine in the mobile preview on P.C. but when I deploy to the iPad air the shadows don't show up. This used to work in 4.6 although the shadows had different problems before ( they used to be pure black). As I said everything works great in the preview, skylight occlusion bakes work with dynamic light and shadow and reflection captures. Deploy to iPad air and no shadows show up.

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asked Dec 21 '14 at 01:23 PM in Bug Reports

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Howdy Team Kingdom,

Thank you for reporting this issue. I have been able to recreate the issue and have seen that no shadows are seen in the level coming off of the character. I have written up JIRA report UE-6975 and place the bug into our database so that the issue may be resolved in a future release.

Thanks and have a great day!

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answered Dec 22 '14 at 07:55 PM

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avatar image gotgrassct Dec 23 '14 at 12:34 AM

Is there going to be Moveable Spotlights in 4.7 on mobile?

avatar image [Epic] Gribbs ♦♦ STAFF Dec 23 '14 at 04:25 PM

Hey gotgrassct,

At this moment I am uncertain as to if this feature is going to make it into the 4.7 release because that release has yet to be fully integrated. I will be sure to keep you posted as to any information that I hear about movable spotlights in the future. I have tested the movable spotlight on our internal build and the spotlight is not showing.


avatar image [Epic] Gribbs ♦♦ STAFF Jan 05 '15 at 08:39 PM

Howdy TeamKingdom,

I got an update on the Jira that was written for this issue:

This report has been closed due to this occurring by design. Dynamic Shadows on mobile are only displayed when using a Directional Light with Mobility set to Movable.

Thanks and have a great day!

avatar image TeamKingdom Jan 06 '15 at 03:05 AM

..?...?.... Why would I be testing a moving dynamic light source with a static light? The testing was done with a dynamic, moving light source. Please reopen this ticket. That is a very annoying response.

Dynamic, moving, lights sources cast no shadow on the iPad air.

avatar image [Epic] Gribbs ♦♦ STAFF Jan 06 '15 at 06:05 PM

Howdy Team Kingdom,

I have opened the issue back up so that it can be reviewed. It seems that when the bug report was entered that there was a bit of missing information on the setup so that is why that response was given. I have personally updated the report so that it can be addressed.

Sorry about the mix up on that and for the response, I will be sure to keep you updated.


avatar image TeamKingdom Jan 06 '15 at 06:28 PM

Thank you Sean.

avatar image TeamKingdom Jan 22 '15 at 04:43 PM

Hi, Any update on this issue? I see many, many bugs addressed in the preview releases but nothing on UE-6975. Any news/progress?


avatar image [Epic] Gribbs ♦♦ STAFF Jan 22 '15 at 07:54 PM

Howdy TeamKingdom,

I have just re-tested this issue and the shadows are showing for iOS but not for Android. The issue is still open at this time but Preview 4 is showing the shadows for me with a directional light that is movable on iOS.

I will keep you posted as soon as I see anything else being completed for Android.


avatar image TeamKingdom Jan 25 '15 at 01:00 PM

Thanks for testing Sean. I gave this a try on 4.7 preview 4 and can confirm that it all works on iOS. Thanks again.

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