Light Settings

Reference

Panel:Properties ‣ Light and Shader Editor ‣ Sidebar ‣ Settings

Next to lighting from the background and any object with an emission shader, lights are another way to add light into the scene. The difference is that they are not directly visible in the rendered image, and can be more easily managed as objects of their own type.

Common

Light settings for all renderers.

Eevee

Specular
Specular Light intensity multiplier. Use it for more artistic control. Setting this to anything but 1.0 will yield non-photorealistic result.
Custom Distance

If enabled uses Distance as the custom attenuation distance instead of global light threshold.

Distance
Specifies where light influence will be set to 0.

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Light Threshold.

Muista

The light’s Power/Strength affect both specular and diffuse light.

Shadows

Common Parameters

Clip Start
Distance from the light object at which the shadow map starts. Any object before this distance will not appear to cast shadows. Clip Start will only appear for point, spot and area lights.
Bias
Bias applied to the depth test to reduce self shadowing artifacts.

Contact Shadows

This type of shadow exists to fix light leaking caused by bias or shadow map undersampling. It uses the depth buffer to find occluders (just like Screen Space Reflections). However, just like Screen Space Reflections it has the same limitations, namely, unknown object thickness and effect disappearing at screen edges.

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The distance of action of Contact Shadows should remain quite small. They are not accurate enough to shadow the entire scene.

Distance
World space distance in which to search for screen space occluder.
Bias
Bias applied to the ray tracing to reduce self-shadowing artifacts.
Thickness
Pixel thickness used to detect occlusion, treating any potential occluder as this thick.

Cascaded Shadow Map

These special kind of shadow maps are used by Sun lights. This is because they can shadow large scenes by distributing multiple shadow maps over the frustum range. Each cascade covers a different portion of the view frustum. Do note that cascade shadow maps are always updated because they are view dependent. This means they have a high performance impact.

Muista

In orthographic view the cascades cover the whole depth range of the camera with an evenly distributed shadow precision.

Count
Number of cascades to use. More cascades means better precision but a lower update rate.
Fade
Fade transition area between two cascades. Higher values means less overall resolution because cascades need to overlap.
Max Distance
Distance away from the view origin (or camera origin if in camera view) to cover by the cascade. If the view far clip distance is lower than Max Distance, the lowest of the two will be used. Only works in perspective view.
Distribution
Puts more resolution towards the near clip plane. Only works in perspective view.

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Limitations.

Limitations

  • Unlike in Cycles, the Size of spot lights does not change the softness of the cone.