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Marc Taylor asked

I have an object with multiple light sources inside, Not all render...

So I have a bunch of lights inside a box with a transparent front (I tried to imitate perspex).

Most of the lights are working fine (they are all done the same way, I just duplicated everything.

The last column of lights on the right hand side seem not to work (but if I put them outside the box they are working fine). So I guess it's limit on rays going through the transparent object? I have no idea what setting to adjust to fix this.... Any help appreciated!




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Lee Griggs answered

Are they instanced lights? Can you show a wireframe and your render settings (Win+Shift+S)?

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Marc Taylor answered

Hi Lee,
Thanks for your reply! :)

No, they aren't instanced. Should I be doing it that way? I have a modelled tube lamp and I wrapped a cylindrical Arnold Area Light around it. Then I just hit CTRL-D until I had a column of them, then I made a group and copied them around the model.

I wasn't sure exactly which settings you want to see (there's a LOT to include on a screen grab :D), so I made a guess....


My render settings:


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Marc Taylor answered

And here is the wireframe:

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