Working on a model/animation of a ceiling fan. (Liked the way the lights & shadows play across the ceiling when it spins). Anyway, by what you’ll see, I’m still new at this and the problem I’m seeing is probably a common newbie mistake. I’ve highlighted in red a strange shadow I’m seeing. The lighting here comes from 8 spotlights arranged inside the light globe of the lamp, shining outward to try and approximate a light bulb.
Notice that the shadow on the ceiling seems to be darker at the base of the fanblade where the blade is mounted to the metal arm of the fan motor. Why is that? Its like the fan blade and metal arm are translucent and it takes the two together to create a fully dark shadow.
The metall arm is a mesh, the blade is a curve. I’ve tried to convert the curve to a mesh but it makes no difference.
Besides this problem, any other suggestions to improve this picture? Is the lighting to bright along the walls? Too dark around certain areas of the lamp itself?