I'm attempting to shine a spot light through text that has been cut out of a plane. The effect works pretty well, but some of the light from the spot light that is behind the plane shows through as seen in this picture:
The plane uses default settings and has no material or texture associated with it, though adding a solid black material has no effect on the render.
Lamp is set to Spot, Buffer Shadow, Halo, Step=1, Distance=10, Size=130. Other settings are pretty much the default settings.
I've been playing with this for hours and can't seem to figure this one out. Any ideas?