It’s much easier to explain with these screenshots:
So in the first image the shadow is clearly lighter. That’s the shadow of the part normally. Honestly I’m not worried about the gaps in the shadow, I’m just trying to find a better way to make it darker. To get the darker shadow in the second image, I just duplicated the part 3-4 times. This isn’t too inefficient for the size of the map, but the part is a bunch of unions and the base part is a sphere so it’s pretty tri-heavy and I just wanted to know if there’s a better way to make the weight “heavier” in terms of shadows.
If not I think that should be an added property because as it is right now, two things determine a part’s shadow weight:
- The thickness of the brick between the location of the sun and the bottom of the brick
- (Given how I was able to make the darker shadow) How “dense” the part is? It’s just that there’s no real property to change this “density” directly so duplicating the same part multiple times produces that effect.
EDIT: And yeah I already thought about putting another part above the area where I want the shadow, but this is a shooter game where players can look up so I don’t want them seeing some giant floating part for a shadow.