Types of Shadows
There are three basic kinds of shadows you can create:
• Raytraced shadows that use the raytracing renderer. The shadows are very realistic but take longer to render. For information about creating raytraced shadows, see .
• Shadow-mapped shadows that use the scanline renderer. They are quick to render, but not as accurate as raytraced shadows. Shadow-mapping works only with spotlights. See and for more information.
• Soft shadows that are created by defining area lights. Area lights need to be rendered with the raytracing renderer to obtain soft shadows. For more information, see .
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