Why Are there No Sun Shadows?

Why Are there No Sun Shadows?

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Poster: peterm
Article ID: 2451
Posted: Wed 13 Sep 2017
Approved: Yes

QUESTION
Why Are there No Sun Shadows?

ANSWER
Sun shadows are not shown if the Editor Quality Setting is set to Low Quality (function key F1, or 1 Star selected in the Settings screen).




Sun shadows are shown if the Editor Quality Setting is selected to display sun shadows.

(F1): Editor quality: 1 Star (Shadows off and some Movie effects off).
(F2): Editor quality: 2 Stars (Soft shadows off).
(F3): Editor quality: 3 Stars (Low-quality terrain and terrain shadows off).
(F4): Editor quality: 4 Stars (Highest quality level).


For example:

 [dot] For F1 Low Quality Setting the Villa Wegner Example Scene shows no sun shadows:




 [dot] For F4 Highest Quality Setting the shadows are rendered on screen in Build Mode and for Photo and Movie Previews:




 [dot] When a Scene is rendered, shadows will be rendered for any of the Editor Quality Settings.





See Also:
 [dot] Knowledge Base Article: Is there a list of all the keyboard shortcuts in Lumion?

 [dot] For Spotlight Shadows see Knowledge Base Article: Why are Spotlights not casting shadows?




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