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Shadows are too dark in living room

Hello, I am new here and i have a problem with Shadows,

This is my living room

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note the shadow is too dark!

I have researched here about this and i found a solution to put a skylight, but when i put a skylight alt text the shadows are ok now, but the whole house is clear alt text

Any suggestion? Thanks for now and sorry my bad english =/

Product Version: UE 4.10
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asked Jan 07 '16 at 02:59 PM in Rendering

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The room is dark without the sky light because Unreal Engine 4 is only rendering direct lighting. If the meshes that your house is built out of do not move, you should make sure their mobility is set to 'Static', and then perform a lighting build (click the big "Build" button in the editor, and then wait a while). This will calculate indirect (bounce) lighting, which will make your room look more realistic.

Using a skylight indoors for a night scene (no light coming through windows) won't produce good results, as you noticed.

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answered Jan 07 '16 at 03:28 PM

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You also need a lightmass importance volume for the indirect light to work. It sets the bounds for the raytrace.

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