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  1. #1
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    Lighting causes Lines or ripples

    hello to all you mighty Maya masters!

    Does anyone know what typically causes this bad effect in the shadows? and what i should do to stop it?
    Its a directional light.

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  2. #2
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    I am not a Maya user but I know in 3DS Max there are many rendering settings to consider depending on which renderer you use. Point being you may need to tweak the settings to get a better result. Typically in Max the lowest (ie. fastest rendering) settings are set by default.
    Code Fearlessly!

  3. #3
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    What settings do you have for your light/shadows (screeny of the Attribute Editor would help determine your issue)?

    Also what rendering engine are you using Software/mentalRay etc.

    Kinda looks like the depth map resolution is too low, but that's just guess work
    There is an exception to every rule, apart from this one.

  4. #4
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    Actually i solved it. i smoothened out the shadow and i simply removed the glass from the window as i liked the sky the way it was afterwards.

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