Serves as a base class for the other shadow classes.
camera — the light's view of the world.
Create a new LightShadow. This is not intended to be called directly — it is used as a base class by other light shadows.
Enables automatic updates of the light's shadow. Default is
If you do not require dynamic lighting / shadows, you may set this to
The light's view of the world. This is used to generate a depth map of the scene; objects behind other objects from the light's perspective will be in shadow.
Shadow map bias, how much to add or subtract from the normalized depth when deciding whether a surface is in shadow.
The default is 0. Very tiny adjustments here (in the order of 0.0001) may help reduce artifacts in shadows
The amount of samples to use when blurring a VSM shadow map.
Exponential bias for ESMShadowMap to reduce light leaking which can happen near an occluder. The default is
1. Increasing it reduces light leaking but make shadows less soft and make self-shadowing artifacts a bit more noticeable.
Used to check whether this or derived classes are light shadows. Default is
You should not change this, as it used internally for optimization.
The depth map generated using the internal camera; a location beyond a pixel's depth is in shadow. Computed internally during rendering.
The distribution map generated using the internal camera; an occlusion is calculated based on the distribution of depths. Computed internally during rendering.
A Vector2 defining the width and height of the shadow map.
Higher values give better quality shadows at the cost of computation time. Values must be
powers of 2, up to the WebGLRenderer.capabilities.maxTextureSize for a given device,
although the width and height don't have to be the same (so, for example,
(512, 1024) is valid).
The default is
Model to shadow camera space, to compute location and depth in shadow map. Stored in a Matrix4. This is computed internally during rendering.
When set to
true, shadow maps will be updated in the next
render call. Default is
If you have set .autoUpdate to
false, you will need to set this property to
true and then make a render call to update the light's shadow.
Defines how much the position used to query the shadow map is offset along the object normal. The default is 0. Increasing this value can be used to reduce shadow acne especially in large scenes where light shines onto geometry at a shallow angle. The cost is that shadows may appear distorted.
Setting this to values greater than 1 will blur the edges of the shadow.
High values will cause unwanted banding effects in the shadows - a greater mapSize
will allow for a higher value to be used here before these effects become visible.
If WebGLRenderer.shadowMap.type is set to PCFSoftShadowMap, radius has no effect and it is recommended to increase softness by decreasing mapSize instead.
Note that this has no effect if the WebGLRenderer.shadowMap.type is set to BasicShadowMap.
An adaptive bias which depends on the polygon's slope relative to the light's camera. Default is
Used mainly for shadow mapping.
Used internally by the renderer to extend the shadow map to contain all viewports
light — the light for which the shadow is being rendered.
Update the matrices for the camera and shadow, used internally by the renderer.
Gets the shadow cameras frustum. Used internally by the renderer to cull objects.
Used internally by the renderer to get the number of viewports that need to be rendered for this shadow.
Frees the GPU-related resources allocated by this instance. Call this method whenever this instance is no longer used in your app.
Copies value of all the properties from the source to this Light.
Creates a new LightShadow with the same properties as this one.
For more info on how to obtain the source code of this module see this page.