View Full Version : soft shadow over a big scene

02 February 2012, 08:19 AM
hi all, so im kinda confusing how to get smooth shadow over a big place enviroment (for animation),
im trying to use shadow map, but the place is too big for 1 directional light shadow map (3dmax), should i break the light into some area? try to use vray sun, but it takes longer to render.. for smooth result

anyone has a suggestion? or share some thought?


02 February 2012, 02:25 PM
If you mean "diffuse shadows", Ambient occlusion pass is right thing for you.
Google, there are tons of tutorial how to use it.

If you mean "direct light" shadow, then you can try with Area shadows.

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