Either something is weird with my video solution or I'm just not understanding what I'm doing in CS6.
I'm trying to do a 3D tutorial I found on youtube. Photoshop is not behaving the same way as what I'm seeing however. I think the problem relates to the OpenGL rendering of the shadows. See te example pics below.
This is the scene lit with 1 point light but not yet rendered. The shadows on the point light are turned off.
This is the same scene if I turn the shadows on:
Finally, this is what I get if I render it:
It looks how I expect it to, with shadows intact. My obvious issue is that I can't seem to sort out how to display the shadows correctly on the pre-rendered OpenGL version so I can place my light sources.
I'm using a W7 machine with a Core i5, an AMD 6870 card, and 16 gigs of ram. The video drivers were updated today.
Also, if I look at the same file on my work computer (with an Nvidia Quadro M card inside) it works fine - the pre-rendered view (with shadows) looks great.
Anyone have thoughts on what I'm doing wrong? Is there some Photoshop preference or graphics adapter setting I need to be using?
Message was edited by: Vadaar
Noel Carboni might have to say something about it as the AMD graphics driver expert in residence. it's definitely a driver issue with specific shader operations not being avialable or working wrongly. If you have installed the latest driver, you might try an older one instead. I think Noel stated that Catalyst 13.1 would be okay...
I did a full driver uninstall using AMD's special tool and installed 13.4. It didn't work. I'm pulling my hair out a bit and I'm about to go off and order an Nvidia card!
Anyone have any ideas I haven't tried?
Is there any way you can post the PSD? I can check it here to see if I see the same thing.
Since I did see some blackening of light sources at one point (with older drivers), I have to wonder whether maybe somehow you have an incomplete or corrupted driver installation.
It's also possible something's gone wrong in the document. 3D designs can become corrupted - I've seen it several times.
Here's what I see in Photoshop's Help - System Info, by the way...
Video Card Number: 1
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
Driver Version: 18.104.22.168
Driver Date: 20130328000000.000000-000
Video Card Driver: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,ati umd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdv a,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
Video Mode: 1600 x 1200 x 4294967296 colors
Video Card Caption: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
Video Card Memory: 2048 MB
Well, I did get it solved, but I chose the nuclear option to get there. I have been meaning to do a fresh Windows install on my new SSD for a few weeks, so I figured I'd give that a shot and see if a clean install with Catalyst 13.4 would work. It did - the file works fine now. And it only cost me 8 hours of reinstalling programs!
Thanks for the follow-up.
It disturbs me to hear that a running system cannot be brought to the same level as a fresh install, even with the 10,000 pound bomb method (ATI's removal utility), but who knows what else in a fresh instdall could have affected the outcome. Anyway, I'm happy to hear it works for you now.