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Paladin81
04-18-2003, 10:41 PM
Hi everyone. I'm new to LightWave and I've been having some rendering problems. The first problem seems to be with shadows - I rendered the image below with "Ray Trace Shadows" and "Ray Trace Reflections" turned on, and I got the weird black pattern on the gold dome. (This was a shape I created by lathing, if that helps.)

http://paladin81.netfirms.com/error2.jpg

The second problem I've had has been with LightWave rendering backgrounds as low-resolution and spotty. In the image below, I had Ray-Trace Shadows and Ray-Trace Reflections on again, and the gray wall behind the lamp came out spotty. I had antialiasing on, so it's a little hard to see, but it's there.

http://paladin81.netfirms.com/error1.jpg

These don't occur all the time, but I was wondering if anyone else out there has had these problems. I'd appreciate any help!

Thanks,

- Chris

lone
04-20-2003, 09:01 AM
check polygon statistics for 2 point polygons, and delete them. read that on another thread.

Paladin81
04-20-2003, 07:30 PM
Thanks for the help, I'll check it out.

- Chris

Aegis
04-21-2003, 03:04 AM
You might have accidentally duplicated the geometry using copy/paste - try merging points and using "Unify Polygons" to eliminate the copy...