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No shading renders

Post by stroudey » Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:03 pm


I'm have serious render issues. I built a convenience store with everything apart from the clients products coloured light grey. The very first render produced great results with all of the products on the shelves nicely shaded. This was also on draft render and still it looked good. All subsequent renders are completely flat with no shading, even though my setting are the same. The first render took about 40 mins to complete but all renders since are only taking 3-4 mins so it looks like it's not taking the time to render any shading. I have attached two screenshots of my first and subsequent renders. I have also cleared the LightUp cache but it didn't work.

I hope someone can throw some light on this for me. (pun intended!)

Subsequent renders no shading.png
Subsequent renders no shading.png (1.1 MiB) Viewed 9103 times
First render with shading.png
First render with shading.png (1.64 MiB) Viewed 9104 times
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Re: No shading renders

Post by AdamB » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:08 pm


Can you post your settings.

Looks like you have Realtime Sun enabled. But have you turned off AO by mistake?

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Re: No shading renders

Post by stroudey » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:55 pm

Thanks Adam. I finally worked it out. I seem to get better results if I render with AO turned on but then turn it off after the render has finished.


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