Shadows from the sun. Rendered with SketchUp.
Multiple shadows from SketchUp street light components. Rendered with IRender .

Shadows add to the Photorealism of a rendered model.

Shadows in SketchUp

SketchUp displays shadows from the sun, using the Shadow Settings dialog box to specify the day of the year, and the time of day. to create the shadows.

See Shadow Settings for information on how to set sun shadows.

Multiple Shadows

High end renderers, such as a IRender nXt , can also cast shadows from other light sources to create a more realistic effect for interiors or night scenes.

This scene is rendered with multiple lights and Soft Shadows.

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