Director 3D > Lighting

Creating Shadows

Lights in Director 3D do NOT cast shadows (due to the sheer amount of processing this involves). However, you can create a model to represent the shadow – or “burn” a texture of the shadow in an application such as 3D Studio Max to place on other models. This is an example of a "burnt" shadow texture - it is not generated through the use of light, but pregenerated as a texture beforehand:

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July 2003