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How do I use skylight with foliage to get correct shadows?

Hey all... I'm trying to come up with the best lighting solution for my scene, in particular, my foliage. I am currently using dynamic lighting with a Directional Light (moveable) and a Skylight (Stationary). I am using cascading and raytrace shadows. Here is my question. Why isn't my foliage being shadowed correctly under this porch?

Would appreciate any help.

Thx!

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asked Sep 03 '15 at 08:01 PM in Rendering

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avatar image Jacky Sep 03 '15 at 11:06 PM

Use a reflection capture actor for that area. It should help block the skylight a bit.

avatar image oxygencube Sep 04 '15 at 01:48 AM

Thx for the suggestion. I noticed no difference.

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My guess would be th emeshes you used for th efoilage have shadfows turned off. I see foilage shadows (bottom right corner) but because of the sun/light angles they are very short/sharp. It also seems if you have 2 differnt types of grass there one has shadows enabled, the other dosent.

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answered Sep 03 '15 at 10:18 PM

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avatar image oxygencube Sep 04 '15 at 01:49 AM

Hi, thanks for trying to help. I have about 5 different foliage meshes. All of them have shadows turned on.

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