Choosing a shadow type


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Choosing a shadow type

To get convincing results with the rendering, I am going to want to enable shadows for this key light, or the spotlight here. So, if I do a quick rendering of this now, you'll see it without any shadows. What I'd like to achieve here is to get a shadow projected on that backdrop. Okay. So, I'll select my spotlight. In the Modify panel, you'll see General Parameters, and one section there is Shadows and Lights. Shadows are turned off by default. So, I'll go ahead and enable that.

Then what I want to do is view this in an ActiveShade view. So, I'll go over here to Camera001 and click on that label and turn on ActiveShade. So, now we are seeing a default shadow projected on the wall. Now, the shadow is completely black, and that's what I expect at this point, because I haven't added any fill lights, and I haven't adjusted the color of the shadow. So, I am going to leave the color of the shadow alone, and I'll fill that in with some fill lights. That'...

Choosing a shadow type
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Choosing a shadow type provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the 3ds Max 2011 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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3ds Max
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