This was built in production quality with indirect light quality of 6 and smoothness 0.75. It looks the same with quality of 10 and smoothness of 1. Directional light intensity is 5 and spotlight intensity is 1. I tried different lightmaps with small and large padding and resolution of 1024 and no matter what I do it always has this leaking in this corner and on the top of that wall. I also tried changing diffuse boost value of that and surounding walls and assests but still nothing.
This is how my latest lightmap looks. No inverted polygons
Your UVs look clean and well padded, so that should not be the issue. If this section of the wall is a modular or individual piece, try selecting the mesh within the Viewport and turning on ‘Cast Inset Shadow’ within the ‘Lighting’ section in the ‘Details’ panel.
Let me know if you are having trouble finding this setting, or if you have tried this suggestion and are still seeing the light bleed.
Thank you for your answer. Yes, that wall is individual piece and I tried checking ‘cast inset shadows’ but I got the same result. I have this issue with two other interior projects too. I’ve been trying to find solution for more than a month already and I’ve become pretty desperate.
I lowered resolution from 1024 to 512. I I also tried building with IL quality of 10 and smoothness 0.6 but light bleeding is still there, the same as before and shadows in other parts of the scene became pretty nasty. I already tried solutions from Lighting Troubleshooting Guide but it didn’t have effect.
When I made fast preview with medium building settings and IL quality of 2 it looked good for the first time since I made this scene, but the rest of it looked bad. Than I built lighting with production (epic) quality, IL quality of 10 and smoothness of 0.6 and light bleeding came back.
I have been running some tests to try and figure out what could be causing your light bleed, and a team member mentioned offset pivots. In other words, go back into your mesh and be sure the pivot for the walls are snapped to the end vertices.
Also you mentioned as soon as you changed the Indirect Lighting Quality and Smoothness, the light bleeding re-appeared. Do me a favor and return all these values to their default state and then rebuild your lighting in ‘Production’ quality.
Hi, sorry for late answer. I tried that but there was still light bleeding. I found some solution for now by adding movable point light that doesn’t cast shadows at all. There is no light bleeding now and everything is brighter, but that can be corrected with postprocess volume. Thank you very much for your answers
This problem of light leaking is solved when i change static lighting level scale to 0.4 and NumHemisphereSamples to 512 in BaseLightmass.ini file.
If anyone changes the value of static lighting level scale then also make changes in NumHemisphereSamples value.