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    Hello
    I am having trouble rendering light shadow using Vray. I just cannot do the light shadows as is done with the attached image(courtesy of 3dats).Maybe Brian Smith can give some pointers in this regard. The scenes that I render, the shadows become very dark and if I use area shadows it is still dark but soft which is still un-natural. It sometimes seems as if there is not enough GI or light bounces. Anyways, any help with making shadows light would be great using Vray Thanks.
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    Default Re: Vray Soft and Light Shadow

    its easier to comment on your images rather than explain how to achieve someone elses. Post your image, this will explain your issues.
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    if you're using a vray sun, incease the size multiplier.

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    Default Re: Vray Soft and Light Shadow

    Post your lighting, camera, and colour mapping settings, it looks like exponential or Reinhard with a medium burn setting.

    Also when you say you use area shadows what do you mean? vray lights automatically are area shadows?

    You can always use your shadow pass to lighten the shadows as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WAcky View Post
    if you're using a vray sun, incease the size multiplier.
    my bad. Misread the question.

    Listen to Nic

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    Quote Originally Posted by WAcky View Post

    Listen to Nic
    no, listen to me. post your image. its the best way to get help and feedback.
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    Default Re: Vray Soft and Light Shadow

    Hello everybody
    I will listen to everyone for advice and help, but I especially admire Tommy L renders (that is the quality I am aiming for!) Attached you will find the image and the vray settings. I tried the size multiplier but it makes the shadows faded as it goes farther from the shadow object. I am looking for shadow quality that is not so hard and dark but sort of transparent like in real life. As you can see I only have the VraySun light and no fill lights, may fill lights??
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    Default Re: Vray Soft and Light Shadow

    expand the "environment" slot in the vray settings.
    enable the first slot, and put a "vray sky" map in it to simulate the diffuse lighting of the atmosphere.

    (also you might wanna try using the more simpler methods of rendering than vray sky; with direct light)


    also increase the "photon emit radius" so it's greater than the main object of your 3d.
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    its a gamma issue. Do some reading on LWF (Linear Work Flow) and color management.
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    Default Re: Vray Soft and Light Shadow

    Thanks. I will try that.

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