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Light and Shadow

The quality of Shadow

Unless the shadow is turned off, all objects will cast shadow under light.

The quality of shadow is controlled by Subdivs under lighting dialog box. Rectangular light for example, under Sampling>Subdivs, please change the default 8 accordingly to get desire shadow quality. The higher number will cost more time to render. When set it to 32, you can get the almost perfect shadow without any noise.

Image on the left is rendered with Subdivs set to 8; image on the right is set to 32.

The quality of Shadow settings

Radius for Shadow edge

When using Point lights, the shadow edge will be very sharp. To improve it, adjust the Radius under Shadow dialog box. Using Point Light here for example, image on the left is rendered with Radius set to 0. Image on the right is rendered with Radius increased to 10.

Radius for Shadow edge settings

The Shadow Color

In order to change the shadow color, click the color picker under the shadow properties.

Shadow Color settings

Shadow Color settings


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