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Old 14-09-2005, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default Smooth Shadows

Hey folks!
i got a little render problem, when i'm rendering my scene i got nice shadow and thats cool, but i want that the edge of my shadow be smooth
until i have a poor english i create a nice little picture

Atm i got the "type" of shadow on the Sphere 1, but i want the kind of shadow on the Sphere 2.
I hope my little picture help you to understain my problem.
thx for your help :bow:

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Old 14-09-2005, 07:02 PM   #2
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do a separate shadwow pass and blur it in post is the easiest way.


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Old 16-09-2005, 01:47 AM   #3
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i dont know what kind of light your using but if your using a spot light, put the penumbra angle{in the spot light attributes} to 10 or soemting. that shoud give u a nice blured shadow
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em no that just blurs the edge of the spotlight it wont affect your shadows at all. I think you're thinking of another setting which is dmap filter size. Try playing with that and the bias controls.


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also try using area lights and point lights, they tend to give softer shadows however the take much longer to render.


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look i dont know y you've been attacking every response i tried to give in this forum trying to help some people out, but i can garantee you that increasing the pneumbra angle of the spotlight and rendering it will give the exact shadow effects shown in shere 2.
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no you should check your info before you post. Also you should check before you start "attacking" (i wasnt attacking you I was correcting the wrong information you were providing people!) me. I have been using this program for 3 1/2 years and I use it EVERYDAY as a lighting TD!!

Look at my pic attached penumbra angle affects the falloff of light towards the edge of the spotlight and has NOTHING to do with shadows hence why it's not in the shadows tab!

If you've got a problem with me correcting your information then PM and I'll discuss it with you. BUt check your facts first!


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Ps. Penumbra angle of 20 in the right hand side spot see how it DOESNT affect the shadow edge!!
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Old 17-09-2005, 11:08 AM   #8
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oh noobies. so defensive some times.

he "guarenteed" his way would work to.

listen to Pure_Morning, hes the master of his domain... or sits next to the guy whos the master of his domain. either way :p
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Electronic communication is hard to interpret how people are actually responding. If you could see them then you'd realise they weren't being offensive, just to the point.
I personally use the smileys a lot more than in the past to reflect the overall mood of the post.
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ok i was wrong, but the thing is that i was just trying to help pulling out ideas to solve some problem. and for every reply ive tried to come up with , i see some post right under mine telling me"NO YOUR WRONG BLA BLA BLA" and its from the SAME guy! whereas everybody else was cool about it and they simply added their own ideas on how to solve the problem. i read a bunch of replies that dont fix the asked problem all the time in the simplymaya forums and other forums.

but its cool now, ill make sure next time ill double check my ideas b4 i post. :-)
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well it's great that you were trying to help and I think it's great to see people helping each other out on the boards. However I wont sit here and let you "gaurantee" people when the info is wrong (i'm a mod it's kinda what I'm supposed to do ) I'm sorry if you thought I was attacking all your posts (they just happened to be the same threads I was reading) please keep on being an active member of the boards (but dont be upset if someone corrects you)



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