View Full Version : weird lighting

09-25-2003, 03:34 PM
i cant figure out why there seems to be alot of light getting under the letters. It looks like gold foil, and the light source is way on the right side of the screen. I cant figure out how this is happening. The brightest parts should be the shaddows but they arent. Also, i think it might be my bump map but why is teh reflection tilted? the lettters arent and the ground isnt tilted.

09-25-2003, 04:11 PM
Definately looks like the bump is distorting your ground plane reflections, make it much smaller and less in value.

The gold foil effect looks kind of funky even if it is unplanned! I can't see any shadows being cast, have you got all shadow options on? Looks a bit like the marble procedural you have on the letters - that can make weird stretched patterns down some axes sometimes. I don't know enough about the surface you've used to add any more really. Post your settings perhaps.


09-26-2003, 03:40 AM
Bump greatly distorts all Reflection!
This is a really good feature when you want achieve strange reflections without subdivide the surface!

Take a look here for an example: