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So I have spent 80+ hours working on a remodel for a shopping center, and it looks great until I send it to layout. Below are just an enlarged portion
In plan file:
I am sending all this to support, but I am in a foul mood that I have to send this garbage to a client. Anybody have any suggestions while I wait on support?
Renderings look good!!
Has anyone had success in eliminating the black shadow areas in exterior PBR renderings? It appears in looking at some exterior PBR renders done by other users that this is just 'how it works'.
For some reason, any doors / windows within a shaded area also have the jambs/sills rendering solid black. If I move the sun angle so a door has direct sunlight, that area within the sunshine will render correctly, however, the shaded portion will still be black. Adjusting sunlight lumens seems to have no effect. Turning off sunlight and relying on only manually placed exterior lights seems to work as well.
On a standard-framed home it isn't too obvious an issue, but it's a bit problematic on things like a garage door on a 12" ICF wall.
I've had issues with some exterior wall sections rendering black in PBR, but managed to determine that it's an issue with some attic walls, oddly.
Can someone please explain AND solve this problem that I am having with shadows in a full camera view?
There seem to be 2 sets of shadows coming from different directions: the light source for the baluster shadows on the walls seem to be from a source BELOW the stairs pointing upwards, while the shadows on the floor seem to be correct. There are no light fixtures in this plan, which I have attached.
Any help will be gratefully appreciated - wouldn't you know this would happen on a Friday night when Chief Support is gone for the weekend?
Thank you from
Upstate New YorkMULLALY_PORCH_OVERSTACK.planMULLALY_PORCH_OVERSTACK.pan
SHADOW PROBLEM - send to Chief Forum.zip
The weirdest thing just happened. I lost the ability to show shadows in X9, completely. It still works fine on the same computer file on another workstation in my office. I've checked all the defaults related to cameras and shadows. No change. They still work on X8 (just wanted to make sure it wasn't my video card).
So I am backing up all my User Library stuff and going to try reinstalling Chief.
Has anyone found a way to edit the shadow intensity for an existing/saved vector elevation? I changed the defaults under camera > rendering techniques, but that only seems to apply to new cameras. I'm not seeing an option to edit the shadows under 3d > edit active camera, just to turn them on and off.
Sidenote: The elevation shadows look amazing! Well done, CA.