[osg-users] Shadow techniques (was: (no subject))

Jean-Sébastien Guay jean-sebastien.guay at cm-labs.com
Thu Sep 18 06:50:23 PDT 2008

Hello Christopher,

> we want to switch between the shadow techniques at runtime. Sadly some 
> shadows doesn't work correct. Would be cool if someone can help me with 
> this.

In general, shadow techniques in the OSG are very much in their infancy 
and are probably not production ready for the most part. The exceptions 
IMHO are ShadowMap and SoftShadowMap which work well (except for the 
minor bugs you noted below).

for some details. Some other shadow techniques are (possibly) coming 
soon, and will likely be more robust than the current ones in addition 
to being more high quality. So stay tuned.

Regarding ShadowMap and SoftShadowMap, you could make the required fixes 
and submit them to osg-submissions (see 

Hope this helps,

Jean-Sebastien Guay    jean-sebastien.guay at cm-labs.com

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