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I wonder if there is a way to get some light into my interiors so that the ceilings don't render almost black when I walk through. I have used VW as a secondary program and I just can't master placing all the interior lights to get a good effect and I don't have the time to mess with it. I would settle for no shadows at all rather than the dark ones I get when I put in a couple of lights. Right now I leave the ceiling off but often the ceiling is a major part of the interior affect.

Any way to dumb this down for me? No problem with exterior and manipulating the sun.


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How about creating a Directional light, pointing toward the ceiling, which is set NOT to cast shadows. This will then pass straight through any geometry and light the ceiling. Turn it down so it doesn't overlight the space, and so that you can still see the effects of other interior lights.

Edited by Tamsin Slatter

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