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Dark side of an object in space is illuminated anyway
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moreno Offline
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Dark side of an object in space is illuminated anyway
Hi. I'm new here and i have little experience with Esenthel.
Excuse me in advance for my english,i am italian.
I'm creating a simulation of the solar system and i'm just at the beginning.
I'm trying to add highlights to planet earth to give some realism,so i'm using a smooth map to exclude lands from the highlights with a little reflection. The sun is a point light for now.
The problem is that much of the side of the earth not reached by the sun's rays is also illuminated (even if reflection = 0). Ambient color (material and environment) is black.
The dark side,in the space shoud be dark.
I've tried using material editor and creating a material with code,but the result is the same.
A solution could be smooth = zero on the points not illuminated by the sun,it means a sort of dynamic mask
Any idea? Thanx smile
(This post was last modified: 12-02-2020 04:01 AM by moreno.)
12-01-2020 11:24 PM
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Esenthel Offline
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Post: #2
RE: Dark side of an object in space is illuminated anyway
Hello,
There might be some light due to environment map
please see:
D.envMap and D.envMapColor
12-02-2020 04:53 AM
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moreno Offline
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RE: Dark side of an object in space is illuminated anyway
Now it works,thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now i can go on lollollol
12-02-2020 10:47 PM
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