Troubleshooting depth map shadows


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Troubleshooting depth map shadows

There are a number of controls that you can use to improve the quality of depth map shadows cast by a light. So, I have my spotLight here, and it's casting depth map shadows on the surface of the ground using the tree. So, if I do click render here, you can see that the shadow is very grainy and not very high-quality. So, I am going to store this image here so that we can compare it as we work. If I select the light, open up the Attribute Editor to the spotLightShape1 tab, I can scroll down to the Shadows section, and under Depth Map Shadows, I have a number of controls that can help me to improve the quality of the depth map shadow.

The first is Resolution. The way depth map shadows are created is that an image is essentially being rendered from the source of the light, and it's projected onto the geometry based on what the light itself can see. So, just like any other computer image, the quality of the image is determined by its resolution. But the setting of 512, which is the def...

Troubleshooting depth map shadows
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Troubleshooting depth map shadows 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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