Smoke rendering problems! Grrrrrrrr

Hi

I just followed about 3 tutorials on how to make smoke. Each time checking that I have followed them correctly. From what I can see I have followed them 100% correct.

But I am having this annoying problem when rendering the smoke.

Here are two screen shots of what it look like in the blender view and what it looks like in a render view. Note they are both the same but as you can see the render view looks nothing like the blender window view!

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I’ve had trouble getting smoke to render.
it looks like the smoke isn’t getting shadows. Don’t you need to set Recieves Transparent Shadows for the material or something?..
upload a blend.

Here is the download link to the blend file
http://www.mediafire.com/?zxh6ymo11110nbx

Sorry accidental post

I had a chance to download the file. I opened it, freed the bake and hit Bake. nothing happened. haven’t had a chance to poke around and figure out whats up.

One thing I did notice is that your domain is not at 1 scale in x y z scale. The tutorials I’ve seen have all said that you must not scale the domain in Object mode, that if you want a larger domain you must scale it in edit mode. Not sure if thats it.

Yep that did the trick! Thanks a lot, none of the tuts said that. None of the tuts I found did not say that but saying that none of them showed editing the box XD

Thanks again :smiley:

Yay. I’m so happy to have pointed you in the right direction. I love when I get help here!

and, while I certainly don’t understand the technical issue, it seems really stupid that you can’t scale the domain.
I know, I know, someone is going to tell me you should never scale your model outside of edit mode unless you’re animating the scale change…