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Light Cones In Carrara 3

Light Cones In Carrara 3

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I am using spotlights in Carrara 3 and applying a 'light cone' (the fog effect in the light cone options). The problem is that my spotlight no longer casts shadows and will shine straight through objects.

A good example of this happening is during the 'Little Planet' tutorial (see the Eovia web page). When I place my street lights and enable them as ordinary spotlights all is fine. When I turn the light cone on I end up with the cones passing straight through the planet! I can't seem to find an option that stops this happening.

Has anyone else experienced this and can you offer a solution?

NOTE: I've only been using Carrara for a couple of weeks.

RE: Light Cones In Carrara 3

Under light cone options, check the ENABLE box for 3D Shadows.  By version 3, I would have to say that Carrara can do just about anything any other high-end 3D software can.  You just have to know where to find the proper controls and how to use them.  Sometimes you have to cheat a little and make another control work the way you want.  The manual is really basic and frustrating.  If it fully explained everything, it would be as big as a set of encyclopedias (maybe you are too young for that).  In your case, the answer to your problem is right there in the manual.  It is ALWAYS a good place to look because you are bound to learn something, even if it doesn't help with your current problem.

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