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Monday, October 17, 2011

Dartboard Scene Part 2

Here is an update of the Dartboard Scene, this time rendered at full size (but not full resolution), and with Cycles. Cycles is the upcoming new render engine for Blender. It's a bit like Luxrender in that it is a physically-correct, unbiased render engine. Unbiased means that you can have the render go on for as long as you want. Although Cycles is still a bit of a work in progress, I think it's ready for production time, especially for still images.


  1. Hi,
    very nice job! Why doesn't the dart project its shadow onto the board?

  2. Thanks! That's a very good question. I think the shadow is falling on the dark cork panel directly to the left of the dart. Also, I think that the lamp needs to be scaled a bit in order for it to produce the desired sharp/soft shadows that would be more noticeable. I'll post an update some time early next week—after I get my new Mac :)

  3. The source of light won't show a shadow.