Author Topic: softer shadows  (Read 1449 times)

leminilab

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softer shadows
« on: June 04, 2012, 07:19:39 pm »
June 04, 2012, 07:19:39 pm
Hi...

I'm ashamed to ask another rookie question but is there a way to control shadows' darkness?
They're pitch black right now but I wonder if they can be slightly less dark...

Is there a way to control that?

Gaieus

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Re: softer shadows
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012, 10:10:30 am »
June 05, 2012, 10:10:30 am
In the movie effects, you can add a shadow brightness control

leminilab

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Re: softer shadows
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012, 10:41:55 am »
June 05, 2012, 10:41:55 am
Thanks a lot Gai!

I can't see a big difference though...

Do you know if there's a manual of all these effects?

Aaron

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Re: softer shadows
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012, 12:05:26 pm »
June 05, 2012, 12:05:26 pm
Shadow brightness is also influenced by Sky and Sun brightness and SSAO settings.
However, currently there is quite a large gap between what you see and what you get.
The devs are aware of this and hopefully we will see a bit more polished WySiWyg resturn.

It always pays to do regular testrenders to make sure your settings reflect what you want.

leminilab

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Re: softer shadows
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 09:39:56 pm »
June 07, 2012, 09:39:56 pm
Thanks for the infos Aaron!

I must say the scene I'm working on is quite large. I've tried to test render it (smallest size, medium quality) and it took 1h30...

Maybe I can only render a still frame to preview the shadows?  ???

Aaron

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Re: softer shadows
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 09:41:03 pm »
June 07, 2012, 09:41:03 pm
Maybe I can only render a still frame to preview the shadows?  ???

Yes for sure! Sorry, should have been a bit more specific  :D