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Sometimes when you render with Easy 06 High or Easy 07 High+ strange lights or odd spot lights or white spots appear in the image. This is due to low caustics settings.
If you are a Twilight Render V2 Pro user, you can easily edit the setting to create a version with Caustics disabled.
- Highlight/select the "High" easy render setting
- Choose to edit the setting with the edit button
- Find the Caustics value and set to "0" by clicking the red word "Value" and then unchecking the "true" box.
- Choose to "Save as" and place in this location giving it a clear name:
OSX: "~Library > Application Support > TwilightV2 > Render Settings"
- Then to render with the updated render setting press the "Refresh" button in the render settings pull-down menu
- go to the "Custom" settings to choose the updated setting as you named it.
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Thank you so much for that information!
I´ve tried so many ways to get rid of those spots... I have tried different light settings and so on. And finally i know how to do it. Thank you!
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Is there a way to disable caustics in the hobby version?
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You can follow the steps above to disable caustics but you will have to manually edit the render settings file in a text editor. You should be able to find the render settings at "~Library > Application Support > TwilightV2 > Render Settings"
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Just came across this problem (again), and just browsed this topic by accident. Thanks!
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