A problem with shadows.

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by SeanMcPhearless, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. SeanMcPhearless

    SeanMcPhearless L2: Junior Member

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    Does anyone know how to fix the weird random boxy shadow above the arch?

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  2. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Unfortunately that's a potato quality image of low quality settings on TF2, it's hard to tell what's actually going on.

    Looks like the lightmap scale is really low and you've got a strong spotlight over those windows? Or are they dynamic props for some crazy reason and are those dynamic shadows??

    Basically: Is the black bit above the arch a dynamic shadow or a lightmap shadow?
     
  3. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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  4. puxorb

    aa puxorb L7: Emoticon

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    I think that arch is a prop. Try going into its properties and disabling shadows.
     
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  5. Lampenpam

    aa Lampenpam

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    It's actually a common beginner mistake:
    You have been using prop_dynamic for EVERY prop in your map. This is unoptimized as hell.
    You should use prop_static when ever possible.

    I'm suprised nobody else noticed that since the windows and the lamp have dynamic shadows as well
     
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  6. SeanMcPhearless

    SeanMcPhearless L2: Junior Member

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    Changing it to prop static worked! I was told in a tutorial that a majority of my props would be prop_dynamic_override :p
     
  7. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Please link us to that tutorial
     
  8. worMatty

    aa worMatty Repacking Evangelist

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    YM noticed that.
     
  9. Lampenpam

    aa Lampenpam

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    I overlooked that he wrote props in plural <_>


    And looks like SeanMcPhearless was watching a tutorial by someone who had no idea what he is saying
     
  10. radarhead

    aa radarhead Hands out ratings like cheap cigars

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    Wow, that sounds like an awful tutorial.
     
  11. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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    Yeah I really want to see this tutorial, to be honest. Sounds like a fun read. :thumbup: