• Ian Stephenson
Part of the Essential Series book series (ES)


The lights we have used so far have not cast any shadows. While this is acceptable for simple images, shadows are essential if any form of realism is to be established. Shadows tie objects to the surfaces they are resting on, and provide additional visual cues to the relationship of objects in a scene. In this section we will see how shadows are typically created by RenderMan renderers.


Simple Image Commercial Environment Buffer Image Suggested Activity Important Light 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Stephenson
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  1. 1.National Centre for Computer AnimationBournemouth UniversityPooleUK

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