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MR Area Spotlight, Area Light Params. @50k, no soft shadows...
show user profile  HANZZ
Trying to get softer edges on the Advanced Ray Traced shadows of a MR Area Spotlight, set to directional. The Area light Parameters Radius is now 50,000 and still there's only a hard shadow edge. Every thread I searched here and online states increasing the radius will soften the edge, but it doesn't seem to work. Any thoughts? Nvidia Mental Ray generally doesn't seem to allow soft shadows with raytracing, no matter what shadow type I use.

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Turns out, directional lights ignore any and all attempts to soften raytraced. Switching over to spotlight allows it just fine. Just plain aggravating things sometimes in this program.

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6/22/2016 1:46:04 AM (last edit: 6/22/2016 2:20:46 AM)
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