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Transparent Material Shadow

I've tried to massage the material of the transparent outer shell of the marble, but all I get is the shadow of the inner piece, which looks odd, when it moves about, like some sort of squid is inside.

Is there a way to force the shadow of the Glass a bit darker, and/or the "Squid" a bit lighter ?

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Wireframe

I tried massaging the Translucent Shadow Density scale from 0 - 1, and it changes nothing in the viewport.

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asked Jul 28 '14 at 05:56 AM in Rendering

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Hey DCrosby -

Translucent Objects like your glass marble cannot render shadows like you are wanting. Here is a work around which will allow you to have some transparency with shadows it is playing around with the render rate and a panner. It will create some artifacting but depending on how close your camera gets it could work.

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answered Jul 29 '14 at 09:45 PM

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In the documentation it says:

Limitations: Static shadowing from stationary and static lights is currently not handled for lit translucency. However, dynamic shadows from stationary lights is supported.

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answered Jul 28 '14 at 01:44 PM

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Ok, it's a dynamic object, and all lights are stationary. So what do you turn on for it to work ?

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