View Full Version : Area Light grainy, help!

02-15-2015, 12:23 PM
Whay are Area Light grainy?



02-15-2015, 12:52 PM
What are your render Shading Samples and Light Samples settings under the Render Global Panel set to? If 1 and 1, set to 6 or 8 for both. Also check your Minimum and Maximum Samples settings in the Cameras panel and set the Maximum higher. These settings may help.

02-15-2015, 01:19 PM
To smooth out the shadows for Area lights you will want to increase the Light Samples. Now this is a global so all lights will sample at this level. There is no limit, though the higher the number of samples some time will be added to your render time. Lets the user to decide how much is needed.


02-15-2015, 04:12 PM
Use DP Lights (http://dpont.pagesperso-orange.fr/plugins/lights/Additional_Lights.html). They have independent sample settings, along with a bunch of other cool stuff, so the global setting can remain low.

02-15-2015, 09:21 PM
And turn down your ambient intensity to zero in any one of your light properties, I can see ambient lighting in your scene.