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  • Shadow Catcher with Radiosity

    Posted by Dvrvdr on April 3, 2005 at 4:34 am

    How should i set the shadow cathers in a scene illuminated by radiosty (no lights).
    it seems ok with normal lights, but couldn’t achive it with radiosity.
    thank you.

    Brian Jones replied 19 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Brian Jones

    April 3, 2005 at 6:50 pm

    can you use a light dome?

  • Dvrvdr

    April 5, 2005 at 8:22 pm

    actually i dont know what that is.,
    does the structure of a shadow catcher changes when the illumination is done by radiosity?

  • Brian Jones

    April 5, 2005 at 9:31 pm

    I believe the Shadow Catcher plugin has to have shadows from a light to work. Radiosity shadows are different.
    A light dome is a whole bunch lights, usually attached to a sphere. It surrounds the scene in lights, which can look a lot like a radiosity render illuminated by an image. This would be a good solution if you have an external scene, shadow catcher would work with it. If you have an indoor scene it probably would not work as nicely. You could always do a combination of light dome and radiosity, render times would suffer though.

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