View Full Version : Newbie Needs help - Rendering problem

Jason Chute
04-15-2004, 04:46 AM
I have aproblem with a simple scene i am working with.

A visible object that is within the space of an invisible one does not render properly. The object surface is simply a colour. no texture.and the output is as if someone took a knife to the polygons. IF someone could help me out Much appreciated.
also the invisible object cuts off the shadow of other objects in the scene.

I am a beginner and am stumped.

04-15-2004, 06:02 AM
Show us a picture.

Jason Chute
04-15-2004, 07:34 AM
I ve managed t sort out the mashed polygons problem but still stuck with the shadows porblem as you can see from the attached picture, the main structure of the house is not visible(via surface editor) but the structure still cuts off the shadow from the roof itself as well as the telephone pole. I've rendered it with "unseen by camera" option on but then i cannot control the transparency with the graph editor which i need.

Thanks for any help.

Jason Chute

04-15-2004, 08:40 AM
Why use "Unseen by Camera" at all and not just adjust transparency?

Transparency will show the shadows behind it, unseen by camera will obscure them, as they are two different things.

04-16-2004, 12:26 PM
Have you tried:

Rendering>Render Options: Ray Trace Transparency??

you need to enable it for transparency to work,