Shadow map overrides


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Shadow map overrides

When using depth map shadows in rendering with mental ray, you are going to find, fairly quickly, that there is only so far you can get using these controls, in terms of adjusting the quality of the shadow. So, I have the Resolution set to 2048, and I am getting a decent shadow, but I'm not getting a softness. If I want to create a nice, blurry shadow, I am going to start to run into some issues, so this is what I have so far. I am going to store this. Now within the Attribute Editor for the light, you are going to find that there is an additional set of controls that are specific to mental ray.

So these are all the Maya native Depth Map Shadow controls, and they work okay. But you can actually get better results if you scroll down in the Attribute Editor, down to the mental ray section, and this appears below raytrace, so here is mental ray, and I am going to close these and just focus on Shadows. So underneath mental ray we'll find Shadows. There is a setting here called Use ment...

Shadow map overrides
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Shadow map overrides provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Eric Keller as part of the Lighting and Rendering with mental ray in Maya

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