QUOTE (jesse120 @ Apr 12 2012, 10:57 PM)
How do you turn of an existing shadow effect.
like if there is a light and the character picks it up the light shadow remains.
This is a hack, really, but you can call $scene = Scene_Map.new in a script command, which will reload the map and cause the shadows to redraw themselves. Just make sure that the page of the event that casts the shadow won't have the shadow-enabling comments in it when the map is loaded (with a self-switch or something) and it should disappear (but the screen will freeze for a moment as the map is reloaded).
Like I said, hack, but it works.