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November 17th, 2005, 02: Now the shadow is looking very different compared to the previous one. November 9th, 2009 9.
Of course that also leads to higher render time, as V-Ray calculates more samples, You can still notice some grain in the shadow. November 22nd, 2005, 09: Luckily, there are several options for getting soft, natural-looking raytraced shadows, with most programs supporting several types of area lights, or a light radius parameter to soften shadows from a point light.
Increasing the light radius to 3, for example, is the same as having used an area light with a 3-unit radius.
On , Area Shadows: Users browsing this forum: It sometimes seems as if there is not enough GI or light bounces. Before getting into soft shadow options, here are some scenarios in which you would want to use hard light as a creative choice:. CGschool provides online training courses for architectural visualization artists.
Attached Images test. Increasing your scene's anti-aliasing quality will also help smooth out grainy shadows and will also help slow down your rendering. It's the "size" value in 2.
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No part of this website may be reproduced unless for personal use without prior written permission from The CGarchitect Digital Media Corp. Often you can get similar results if you lower the shadow resolution, instead of just raising the filter value. Sub divs — Controls the number of samples V-Ray will take to compute area shadows at a given point. More subdivs mean less noise, but will render slower.