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    A way to Hide Atmospheric Fog but keep light bake settings?

    Hey U4 people!

    I have a scene with a couple of assets on a turntable, lit and almost complete.

    But I am not very keen on the atmospheric fog and prefer having a render without it and have a solid background color instead. (Such as the default black, in an empty scene)
    When I bake the lighting when it's hidden, the light changes in my scene. Is there a way to hide it, without the light setting changing and the fog is still affecting the lights?


    Without it I get really harsh shadows, which is not what I'm aiming for with my current project.
    I hope there is a way of doing this

    If my question/issue makes no sense either, let me know. I am not the best to explain things when it comes to unreal

    Any other hints or guides to render out turntables and making a cool presentation in U4 are welcome too!

    Cheers
    Last edited by Bering; 03-07-2016, 01:01 AM.

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    Assuming you are using a skylight to capture the lighting from your atmosphere you could try this:
    - Add a skysphere that is slightly larger than your scene with a solid color material.
    - Disable shadow casting on the skysphere.
    - Set your fog start distance to something greater then the skysphere's diameter.
    - Set your skylight's capture distance to something greater than the skysphere's radius. (Assuming it's placed in the center of the sphere)
    - Bake your lights.

    This will cause the atmosphere to be there to influence the lighting, but it won't be visible as it is only rendered behind your skysphere.

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