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    Shadows not rendering

    I created a simple scene of a jail cell. I placed one directional light source outside the cell, and I have it pointing inward.

    When I render the scene I don't see any shadows cast by the bars onto the floor or walls. What am I missing?

    When I select my light source and go to Rendering > Lighting/Shading > Select Objects Shadowed by Light, my bars are all selected.

    If I click on my floor and walls and look at the Render Stats I have "Receive Shadows" checked.

    I'm using Maya 2011
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    I played with some of he light settings and now I'm getting this. I have 2 lights, a directional and a yellow spot light. I seem to be getting some shadows but they look really bad!
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    what render are you using, mental ray ? can you post your lighting setting and render setting shot,
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    ^^ as above.

    Maybe you could take up Omaxsis' offer

    http://www.3dbuzz.com/forum/threads/...ight-your-shot
    There is an exception to every rule, apart from this one.

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    I've figured it out. I had Hardware rendering set, when I switched to Software Rendering, everything started working
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