sharp shadows

Hi All,

I am looking for a bit of guidance on this small outdoor project. Right now I just have a light source giving off some dark crisp shadows. I am looking to get more of soft shadow look to this, not so dark and crisp.

Would a hdri dome type of setup work better to achieve that look? If so are there any good resources on that? If not how do I get my shadows not to be so dark and sharp?

As always thanks for the time.


Best setup for soft shadows is imo, a flat grey hdri map (or grey with a bright white spot to give directionality) in the skylight environment slot (skylight set to static of course) and high quality lightmass settings. You can add a sun if you want stronger shadows.


I will give that a try