I am having a slight problem when it comes to rendering and viewing shadows. They look very hard and unnatural as if there is some kind of error. However when I am actually adjusting any settings within my comp, the shadows display as normal ONLY while I am making an adjustment. As soon as the adjustment is made the shadow goes back to being the hard mess.
The first screenshot is what is being rendered and what I see, the second screenshot is what I want the shadow to look like and what I see whenever I am making an adjustment. Why could it be doing this only when I am adjusting?
Note that this is going to be an animated movie poster of sorts.