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Geo location shadows
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August 08, 2015, 09:15:06 PM
Can't seem to get any shadows using Geo Location shadows. Have set the Latitude and Longitude and ticked the "Use Sun" box. Tried in quality rendered view, still no shadows. I know I can use lights for shadows but would like to be able to use Geo Location and sun. Not sure about azimuth and angle custom settings but using System Time & Geo Location doesn't seem to work. Hopefully something isn't set right.

Having one of those days. Try for ages to get it to work, get to point of posting, go back for another play, and viola, I have some success.

Got my shadows. I switched to Native Draw and Quality render shows shadows. Also set sun Azimuth and angle to 45 deg which gave better shadow to see.

Wrong again. Thought I'd switched to Native Draw but because didn't let TC restart itself it didn't actually switch. Still in Redsdk. Can get shadows in some drawings (quality render) but not others. More fiddling required. Any help appreciated.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2015, 10:02:33 PM by SteveS »

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* August 09, 2015, 11:06:13 AM
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Steve,
I get identical results between the "Custom" and "User specified" positions. I use NOAA solar position calculator.
Can you post a simple file, it would be a heck of a lot easier to help :P

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August 10, 2015, 10:44:01 PM
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Steve,
I get identical results between the "Custom" and "User specified" positions. I use NOAA solar position calculator.
Can you post a simple file, it would be a heck of a lot easier to help :P

Thanks Dean, but worked it out. Just had to fiddle with Sun Position settings a bit more.
Cheers
« Last Edit: August 10, 2015, 10:47:39 PM by SteveS »

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