MaryAnne

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In performing a ray trace, my ceilings which are white always come out black. I have tried adding lights with the "light bulb " icon and changing elevations, but this does not work. I have Chief X9. I really need to figure out to solve this issue.

Antone have the magic answer? Thanks Mary Anne

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You might post a sample plan, an image or three, and your ray trace settings.

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This is a regular picture but in performing a ray trace, I get black ceilings. I saw one post that suggested clicking on lighten ceilings. I don't even know where that "button" is. Any thoughts?

 

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Mary Anne

Cafeteria concept.jpg

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I also just clicked on "use Photon mapping" and it made a difference but I do not know what this means and I have tried looking it up but that did not help. What does photon mapping do and it appears that it is not always used???? 

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try t update your video card drivers

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Perry maybe right X9 has a number of changes under the hood when it comes to the Graphics engine , it's also possible your videocard does not fully support X9 , perhaps call Tech Support and get them to help you check those things out.

 

Things going Black in Raytrace is usually a Metal Material which isn't optimized for Ray tracing eg Chief's old stainless steel material .....I am assuming there is no metal on your ceiling Tiles though :)

 

 

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