Fine-tuning buffer shadows


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Fine-tuning buffer shadows

When you use Spot lamps you have an additional type of shadow that you can use, and that's called the buffer shadow. Now these are shadows that are created using a bitmap, rather than ray tracing, and they can render much more quickly. So if you're using Spot lamps, it's a good idea to take a look at buffer shadows to see if they'll work for you. Now I have a simple scene here with a Spot lamp shining on a cup, and this is the scene we used in the last lesson. And let's go ahead and select the lamp and change the shadow from Ray Shadow to Buffer Shadow.

Now we have a number of options with Buffer Shadow. The first one is the color of the shadow, which is pretty much the same as you have for the Ray Shadow. And then down here we have controls for this specific type of shadow. And we have a couple of different buffer types, as well as controls for those buffer types. Now we're going to take a look first at Classic-H, which is probably the one you're going to use ...

Fine-tuning buffer shadows
Video duration: 6m 19s 7h 47m Beginner Updated Aug 13, 2014

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Fine-tuning buffer shadows provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Blender Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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