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EVEE: No shadows at orthographic camera
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System Information
Operating system: Windows 10
Graphics card: GTX 760

Blender Version

Short description of error
I dunno know if it's a bug.... But there are no shadows in EVEE at Orthographic camera. But In 3d Viewport I see shadows.


Orthographic Camera:

3D Viewport with Perspective:

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error

  • Open the blend file
  • Press "0" to get into my Ortho Camera



Event Timeline

Sebastian Parborg (zeddb) triaged this task as Confirmed, Medium priority.

I do get shadows on my end, but the shadows do not match and seem cut off in ortho mode.

I have to increase the Cascade Size to get the shadows to match better. However even with the highest setting, the shadow visibly doesn't match.

@Clément Foucault (fclem) as mention in , the shadow map for sun lamps depends on the view, so I guess differences is expected. However is this much of a difference normal?

I set Solid Mode and switched shadows on. They work in othographic camera. But Evee still has no shadows. ((

As stated in the tooltip of Cascaded Shadow Map > Max Distance : the maximum distance covered by the shadow cascades is only used in perspective. In orthographic view the whole frustum is used for cascade bounds.

I think the latest bit is missing from the manual. But this is not a bug. Just how the implementation behaves.

However, if reducing the view Clip End value does not help, this is a legit bug.

Ok. Thank you for your time.

Yepp, adjusting clip end works on my end!

Could you please give a file where it works. Or show a screenshot which values i should set.