Basic Lighting: Shadows

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Instructor Amanda Knight

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Shadow maps, Raytraced, and Area...

Shadows are what ground objects, give them depth, weight, and believability. There are a few ways to generate shadows, each with their own benefits and disadvantages. Sometimes speed is more important than accuracy, or control more important than simplicity. Shadows can be changed in color, intensity, shape, and softness. You can't have good lighting, without some shadow to contrast.