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inakito
10-07-2008, 07:26 AM
Is it possible to simulate using nodes soft edges shadows for a distant light?
( as area light does)

WilliamVaughan
10-07-2008, 08:17 AM
Not needed in 9.5. The new Dome light is just like a Distant light but has teh ability of producing soft shadows.

Angle 0 =Distant light

BeeVee
10-07-2008, 08:36 AM
And if you want soft shadows with a point light, use a spherical light and give it some size.

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pixym
10-09-2008, 05:00 PM
DP Infinite from Denis Depontier does the same, so you have the choise…

Tobian
10-09-2008, 05:51 PM
Also Denis did also write a shadow shader for diffuse shading/replacement of the lighting model http://pagesperso-orange.fr/dpont/plugins/nodes/nodes/Shadows.html#Shadows , before 9.5 light types existed. It's a bit funky and unstable though :0 Better off using the new 9.5 Light types.