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Translucent material casting shadows as opaque

I've encountered a problem with light coming out of windows or similar props using a mixture of translucent and opaque materials:

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What I normally get is the picture in the right which is obviously wrong but if I select the model I get the picture on the left. why is this happening ? I've found this other thread which is tolking about the same issue .. I think ? but the solution hasn't worked for me, my translucent material is still acting like an opaque one. Could anyone help please ? Thanks in advance !

Product Version: UE 4.10
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asked Dec 31 '15 at 06:00 AM in Rendering

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I think I wasn't expressing myself clearly before. The problem is that a transparent material like glass is casting shadows.

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Ok the answer was really simple, all I had to do was making the glass two sided and that was it !

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answered Dec 31 '15 at 10:08 PM

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