Shadow Comparison

Hard shadows cast onto a plane, applied as a texture:


Soft shadows, done in a single pass using the plateaus method (see publications):

(it's a GIF because the JPEG version shows speckling artifacts in some umbrae which are not truly there.)

Soft shadows (physically correct), using Heckbert and Herf's method, 256 passes:

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Last change: March 16, 2001