Adding depth-map shadows


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Adding depth-map shadows

In Maya there are two types of shadows: depth map shadows and Raytrace shadows. We are going to look at depth map shadows first. These are shadows that are actually created using a bitmap. They render a lot faster, but they are not quite as accurate as a Raytrace shadows. But they are actually really good at creating soft shadows, doing shadows quickly. There's definitely advantage to using depth map shadows. So let's take a look at them. I have a very simple scene here. And the scene actually has a light here.

So we've got a simple Spot Light in the scene. So if we go into my Perspective window, we can turn on Use All Lights, and you can see that the Spot Light illuminates the scene. And if I do a quick render, you can see there is actually no shadows here. But if I want, I can select this light and turn on shadows. So I can do that in the Attribute Editor for the light. So when I go into the light, I can change the color of the light. And if you move down here, we have Shadows.

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Adding depth-map shadows
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Adding depth-map shadows provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Maya 2011 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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Maya
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