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how to get softer shadows/without jaggies?
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afecelis Offline
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how to get softer shadows/without jaggies?
Hi Grzegorz,

I'm now trying my level without any lightmaps and only using EE's dynamic lighting but I get shadows with lots of "jaggies". Is there a way to make them softer?
[Image: jaggies.jpg]
Thanks for any help or tips grin

regards,
Alvaro
02-11-2009 02:08 AM
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xenno Offline
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Re: how to get softer shadows/without jaggies?
Try incleasing shadowmap size ,1024 for example.

My PC:
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Ram: 4GB
HD: 500 Gb
Video Card: 285GTX 1Gb
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02-11-2009 11:31 AM
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Esenthel Offline
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Re: how to get softer shadows/without jaggies?
D.shdMapSize - shadow map sieze
D.shdMapNum - number of shadow maps (but this is by default set to maximum)
D.shdJitter - shadow jittering
D.shdSoft - shadow softing

setting ViewportFull.range in InitPre() also makes a difference (the smaller the range the better shadow quality)

as I recall these are all the options which can help reduce blockiness smile
02-11-2009 11:52 AM
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xenno Offline
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Re: how to get softer shadows/without jaggies?
Quote:setting ViewportFull.range in InitPre() also makes a difference (the smaller the range the better shadow quality)

So Esenthel engine can't handle a large view range (?)

My PC:
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HD: 500 Gb
Video Card: 285GTX 1Gb
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02-11-2009 12:27 PM
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Esenthel Offline
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Re: how to get softer shadows/without jaggies?
Yes it can,
I'm just saying that it affects the shadows quality smile
02-11-2009 12:28 PM
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xenno Offline
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Re: how to get softer shadows/without jaggies?
Is there a way to get large views and "good" shadows?
Sorry, long time without use esenthel engine (i think next month i can start again xD)

My PC:
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HD: 500 Gb
Video Card: 285GTX 1Gb
Microsoft Windows Vista
02-11-2009 01:28 PM
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Esenthel Offline
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Re: how to get softer shadows/without jaggies?
what setting are you currently using?

1. viewport range
2. number of shadow maps
3. shadow map size

what kind of viewport range would you want to have?

the only thing I could add to the engine is to limit the "shadowing range"

for example having viewport range = 10 000
limit shadowing range to = 1 000

0..1000 range will have shadows
1000..10 000 range will not have shadows
02-11-2009 01:33 PM
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xenno Offline
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Re: how to get softer shadows/without jaggies?
Well, i can't tell because i lost my old code (but i remember the most important things 8-) )

This last option would be great grin

My PC:
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HD: 500 Gb
Video Card: 285GTX 1Gb
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02-11-2009 01:59 PM
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Esenthel Offline
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Re: how to get softer shadows/without jaggies?
Ok, I've added it to my tasklist wink
02-11-2009 02:01 PM
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