Lighting behind a door

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did you try moving the lamp around so it pores through the opening? Also you might tone the white by making it a colored lamp, maybe turn specularity off? Then it wont bounce the light and be softer?

I dont know…but please post when you have the answer.

I would like the door to cast shadows on the plane, but it looks like the plane is already set to receive shadows. How would I do this?

Where is your light? It looks like its too close to the plane. Did you try using a spotlight, but making it a rectangle instead of its default??

Thanks for the suggestion with the spotlight, it helped. I must have not adjusted and positioned it correctly the first time. I used a lamp near the door to get the effect of the light seeping through the gaps on the sides.

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simple point light with rayshadow enabled:
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/5841/doorpointme3.th.jpg

You need a completed wall to block all the other light as well.

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