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Blender 3D 2.49 Architecture, Buildings, and Scenery by Allan Brito

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Soft shadows

All light types in Blender can generate soft shadows, which is a feature added in the 2.46 release. Actually, only one light type can't generate soft shadows, which is the Hemi Lamp.

These soft shadows can be set up in a small menu, available in all lamp types. Before the release of Blender 2.46, only the Area Lamp could generate this kind of shadow. Now, even a light type such as the Sun Lamp can generate these shadows. It works by simulating the existence of an Area Lamp, only just for shadow-casting purposes:

Soft shadows

With the first combo box, we choose the method used to generate the shadows. The Adaptive QMC is the fastest for detailed ...

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