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Craig Huff3D layer shadow diffusion- want HARD edges
by on May 14, 2016 at 5:36:18 pm

Hello, I have a 3d layer that I have casting a shadow onto another 3d layer. The layer casting the shadow has light transmission set to 100%. As you can see in the image, despite the lights shadow diffusion being set to 0, my shadow still has a soft edge- any ideas how I can get it to a hard edge? Thanks in advance!



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Wallace Adrian D'AlessioRe: 3D layer shadow diffusion- want HARD edges
by on May 16, 2016 at 1:13:06 pm

Did you try reducing the cone feather? Or reducing the cone angle?

Do you have a layer effect shadow turned on as well?

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Michael SzalapskiRe: 3D layer shadow diffusion- want HARD edges
by on May 16, 2016 at 2:47:19 pm

You might try to bump up the resolution of your shadow map.

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Craig HuffRe: 3D layer shadow diffusion- want HARD edges
by on May 16, 2016 at 3:55:11 pm

Thank you both for the replies. I did already try playing with the cone angle/feather, no luck. Tried a higher resolution for the layer casting the shadow (i think that's what you meant?), and no luck. I've attached an image of the settings on my shadow casting layer.



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Craig HuffRe: 3D layer shadow diffusion- want HARD edges
by on May 16, 2016 at 3:59:33 pm

Huzzah! I wasn't familiar with the Shadow Map option in Comp Settings. I just upped that and it's all good. Thanks Michael!


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Michael SzalapskiRe: 3D layer shadow diffusion- want HARD edges
by on May 16, 2016 at 4:06:09 pm

Hooray! :)

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