How To Optimize Area Shadows In 3Ds Max 2015


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Optimizing area shadows

For standard lights, the most accurate type of shadow is an area shadow, and that's more optically correct and it respects things like distance. Let's take a look at the shadow maps once again, I'm going to actually select my light and move it over, grab the move tool, make sure it's in whirl coordinates, I'm just going to move it over so I'm getting more side lighting. That's going to help us to see the difference here between these types of shadows. Okay? So with something like that, I'll select the perspective view and render.

You got that perspective view locked. This is the shadow maps, the settings from the last shot that we just did. And let's copy that, so we can compare it. I've got a copy here. Just going to minimize that. So what you see here is that the softness of the shadow is uniform, across the entire shadow. However, in the real world, the farther away the shadow casting surface is from the shadow receiving surface, the softer the shadow will be a...

Optimizing area shadows
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Optimizing area shadows provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the 3ds Max 2015 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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3ds Max
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