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How can I make the shadows inside the firebox greater while not changing the shadows on the surround? The problem is there's too much light inside the firebox. Can I block off some of the light somehow? It's like I need to place a negative light inside the firebox.

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Bruce,

I tried to reproduce what you're seeing and couldn't. When I turned soft shadows on it barely blurred the edges of the shadows and certainly didn't change the intensity or depth. If I had to guess, I would say perhaps maybe your brick textures are corrupted or pre-C4D rendering engine.

Kevin

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Can't make it change with the brick texture. I tried a carpet texture and that has shadow, but I can't use carpet inside the firebox! I'll try some other brick textures and see if I can find one that works.

[img:left]http://techboard.vectorworks.net/ubbthreads.php?ubb=download&Number=9431&filename=Screen%20Shot%202013-08-21%20at%2011.46.08%20AM.jpg[/img]

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What about just making the FP itself dark gray?? Also, your shot shows 2 light sources. Perhaps one can be deleted?

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Peter,

I did change the color of the fire bricks to be darker, that helps, but the shadow does not show on the brick like it does on the carpet. My second light is used to soften the shadows of the other light. That lighting scheme works well of me on everything else. I'm going to fix the fireplace shadows in post production using Photoshop.

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I can make it better using other lights, problem there is the look is not what I want for my technical drawings. I want my drawings to look more like art than realistic rendered objects. I plan to "soften" the fireplace brick in Photoshop to make it look less real.

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Bruce,

you need a "fill" light to lessen the shadows in that fireplace. A small omni light, no shadows, low intensity in or near that fireplace should do the trick.

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Bruce,

you need a "fill" light to lessen the shadows in that fireplace. A small omni light, no shadows, low intensity in or near that fireplace should do the trick.

I want to increase the shadows in the firebox, but not increase the light.

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