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I would like to see shadows in my camera views. How can I accomplish this?
Shadows can be generated either by rendering a Final View with Shadows, or by enabling shadows to display in all standard preview cameras.
A Final View is a higher quality rendering of the preview where more edge smoothing techniques are utilized to smooth the jagged appearance of the lines in the drawing, resulting in a cleaner, more realistic appearance. A Final View will simply re-render the current preview, a Final View with Shadows will do the same, but will take the extra step of rendering shadows as well.
In the Default Sun Light Specification dialog, you can adjust the Intensity, Color, Tilt Angle and Direction angle of the sun's light.
In Home Designer Professional the sun angle can be adjusted more precisely to the actual location where the structure is going to be built by setting the location on Earth where the plot is, as well as the date and time of day.
A Sun Angle line can be placed in the plan by selecting CAD> Lines> Sun Angle , and clicking somewhere on the plan to place it.
Once a Sun Angle line is present, you can either use the same steps listed above to access the Adjust Lights dialog, or simply use the Select Objects tool to select the Sun Angle line and press Open Object to access the Sun Angle Specification.
Here, you can specify the exact Latitude and Longitude of the plot, as well as the date and time to generate a more accurate shadow.