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DistanceToNearestSurface material node disables shadows from masked materials.

To eliminate interferences I created a new empty project just with starter content.

I turned on Mesh Distance Fields in the Project Settings.

I created a masked material and used a starter content noise texture for the opacity mask and color.

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I duplicated that material and as soon as i add the DistanceToNearestSurface material node to the opacity mask the shadows cast from objects with that material are gone.

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You can tell from the surface that the opacity mask is working as intended but the shadows are gone.

What am I doing wrong?

Any help is appreciated!

Product Version: UE 4.21
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asked Jan 30 '19 at 09:06 PM in Rendering

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