Search in
Sort by:

Question Status:

Search help

  • Simple searches use one or more words. Separate the words with spaces (cat dog) to search cat,dog or both. Separate the words with plus signs (cat +dog) to search for items that may contain cat but must contain dog.
  • You can further refine your search on the search results page, where you can search by keywords, author, topic. These can be combined with each other. Examples
    • cat dog --matches anything with cat,dog or both
    • cat +dog --searches for cat +dog where dog is a mandatory term
    • cat -dog -- searches for cat excluding any result containing dog
    • [cats] —will restrict your search to results with topic named "cats"
    • [cats] [dogs] —will restrict your search to results with both topics, "cats", and "dogs"

[Closed] Ceiling actor mesh (only) black after full light build


I have problem building ceiling light like a on picture below.

In left room corner is actor mesh inserted to level after full build - is ok, it should look like this after light bounce etc. On the right is this same mesh after full light build - is 99% dark. Both meshes (this is same mesh) are created from wold simple mesh and converted to static mesh, they have same material.

In the middle, is simple world mesh (smaller one) not converted to static mesh - just common ceiling mesh. This simple mesh looks good no matter before or after full light build.

All meshes have same material and same lightmap settings - I check this few times. Light is stationary only.

Where is problem?

Thank you.

ps. Ambient light, additional lights, skylight etc are no go in this case.

alt text

Product Version: Not Selected
more ▼

asked Sep 08 '17 at 11:29 PM in Rendering

avatar image

1.3k 24 29 51

avatar image Nuclear Arbitor Sep 09 '17 at 10:11 AM

what is lighting the room?

avatar image Vaheva Sep 09 '17 at 11:27 AM

Yes, this is important :) Light is spot light direction down, just under lamp covers. Light in room is bounced from floor. It works good with world meshes not transformed.

avatar image Nuclear Arbitor Sep 10 '17 at 07:23 AM

are you dynamically creating the meshes on level run? it seems to me that you're not using preplaced static meshes.

avatar image Vaheva Sep 15 '17 at 08:40 PM

Hello, I was out of computer few days. I think problem was with bad/overlapping uv on some mesh. I have on this test scene meshes from Epic samples, but many are outdated I think. After full light build it make strange artifacts, I have no black ceiling more like this. Thanks and have a nice day!

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users

The question has been closed Sep 15 '17 at 08:40 PM by Vaheva for the following reason:

Problem is not reproducible or outdated

0 answers: sort voted first

Follow this question

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

Answers to this question