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Advances in 3DsMax LMing with Overgrowth #2
Posted in: Mapping
Posted 2009-10-19 at 10:32 by [R-DEV]Rhino

Hey all.

I claimed ages ago that I had managed to sort out the age of problem for us mappers of getting trees to cast decent shadows on objects in my first blog here: Advances in 3DsMax LMing with Overgrowth - Project Reality Forums

Then I realized shortly after posting that blog that there was a small problem which I posted in the comments that basically these lightmaps didn't turn out quite right ingame.

Well now with my second attempt at doing this with my first initial test this seems to now be working

Not 100% sure what I did differently from last time but ye, it looks to be working now

Anyways less talk, more screens

Normal Lightmapping:

New Lightmapping method with transparent leaves:

It might look in the second screenshot that the leaves are hardly casting any shadows but there are a few small blobs of shadow here and there and if the temple had a higher rez lightmap you would see much more detail with the leave shadows

Hopefully I have not jumped the gun on this again but so far looks to be working well and hopefully this method should be applied to all new maps that will be lightmapped in 3DsMax
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    Stiller_001's Avatar
    Looks good Rhino, nice work.
    Posted 2009-10-19 at 11:48 by Stiller_001 Stiller_001 is offline
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    Outlawz7's Avatar
    So basically trees will now cast accurate shadows instead of completely dark shadows?
    Posted 2009-10-19 at 11:52 by Outlawz7 Outlawz7 is online now
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    nice one
    Posted 2009-10-19 at 11:59 by jojomeirenpin jojomeirenpin is offline
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    Rudd's Avatar
    that is pretty sweet
    Posted 2009-10-19 at 12:32 by Rudd Rudd is offline
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    jbgeezer's Avatar
    very good
    Posted 2009-10-19 at 13:51 by jbgeezer jbgeezer is offline
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    =(DK)=stoffen_tacticalsup's Avatar
    Master level work!
    Posted 2009-10-19 at 16:31 by =(DK)=stoffen_tacticalsup =(DK)=stoffen_tacticalsup is offline
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    AnimalMother.'s Avatar
    this on fools/mestia/kozelsk will look awesome.

    good work
    Posted 2009-10-19 at 17:42 by AnimalMother. AnimalMother. is offline
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    sounds cool
    Posted 2009-10-19 at 20:24 by HUNDIR HUNDIR is offline
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    503's Avatar
    lookin' good
    Posted 2009-10-19 at 20:27 by 503 503 is offline
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    HangMan_'s Avatar
    This looks great Rhino nice work mate
    Posted 2009-10-20 at 07:08 by HangMan_ HangMan_ is offline

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