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Is it possible to statically light both sides of a single plane idividually?

I am wondering if there is a way to light both sides of a single plane individually or if I'll need to add thickness. What if I was to make a large curtain? Will I need to add thickness to this and double its poly count?

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asked May 12 '18 at 08:00 PM in Rendering

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GlacierFox
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avatar image ThompsonN13 May 12 '18 at 08:45 PM

a plane has no geometry on one side so there would be nothing for the light to interact with. there may be some material settings that you can mess with though that may help.

avatar image GlacierFox May 12 '18 at 11:50 PM

Thought so. I assumed that the 'Two Sided Lighting' option in the mesh setting would does some magic with the mesh and double it up or something but guess not. I think the best way to go would be just to use thickness then.

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Hi!

Meshes with thickness are the best! ...many times you can get away with two sided lighting as you've tried or 2 sided material...

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answered May 12 '18 at 08:17 PM

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avatar image GlacierFox May 12 '18 at 11:49 PM

It seems thickness is the best way to go, thanks.

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