I have a dim interior scene in an abandoned warehouse and I have enabled distance field shadows so I can get nice soft shadows from the surrounding meshes.
I have found though that as soon as I enable distance field shadows on my spot lights (the only light type I am using), my character shadow disappears.
I think I have clicked just about every button and checkbox on the light and skeletal mesh for the character but despite everything, I cannot get the character shadow to show when I distance field shadows turned on.
If I turn off the distance field shadows setting on the lights I get my character shadow back but the shadows are all hard edged and not soft like I want.
Can we have distance field shadows and also shadows from skeletal meshes.
PS. I am using UE5EA but the exact same issue in 4.26.2 so I am thinking I am missing a critical setting somewhere.
Thanks in advance.