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jwr38
06-06-2007, 06:44 PM
How do I make soft shadows in maya software render. All the shadows i have now have hard edges. What are the steps?

stylEmon
06-06-2007, 06:51 PM
i usually render in MR and use light radius...

Think I usually use a large number, like 300 or more.

jwr38
06-06-2007, 06:55 PM
I know I can do it in mental ray but a basic mental ray image takes forever and I am looking for a fast render :)

of course I am no render guru so there most likely are ways of speeding MR up :)

Is there a way of making soft shadows in maya software.

Also does anyone know how to use the render layers for shadow pass?

Ash-Man
06-07-2007, 02:29 PM
if you are suing depht map shadow
increase the filter size
if you are using ray trace
increase both light raduis and shadow rays

bwheels02
06-07-2007, 11:57 PM
if you are suing depht map shadow
increase the filter size
if you are using ray trace
increase both light raduis and shadow rays

YES YES, try this! raytrace shadows will be finicky so try maultiple settings. You can create shadows that are crisp near the object and soft the further away it gets! :)

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