Thread: 3D Software?
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Old February 24 2004, 02:24 AM   #43
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Re: 3D Software?

Posted by Four Mad Men:
Posted by joe40001:
So, you're the blender guy?

If so, can you tell me how to cast shadows with something other than spotlights?

Thanks for your help.
Yes, [BS-Ozzy] I Am Blender Man! [/BS-Ozzy]. In blender the only lamp type that will cast a shadow is the spotlight.

And for you or anyone else interested in a short talk about spotlights...
  • In order for a material to cast a shadow it's "Shadow" button must be set on (default)
  • Inorder for a material to recieve shadows it's "Shadeless" button must be off (default)
  • Spotlights cast light and shadow by default but can be set to cast only shadow by setting the "Only Shadow" button to on. That way you can have another lamp type provide the lighting but the spotlight provide the shadows.
Thanks, this program is growing on me fast. I might even make a C++ program utilizing it, but I think I'm getting ahead of myself. In any case, I'm going to start working on my concept trek ship now.

Can I see some of things you created? If the mods think it's too off topic to have you post a couple non-trek images, I understand. Mods, feel free to say "no", but otherwise I'd be really curious to see what kind of stuff you've produced.
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