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Can the background (environment map) generate soft shadows in the EEVEE renderer?

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You need to create a Light Probe > Irradiance Volume around your scene and click on Bake Indirect Lighting in the Render panel > Indirect Lighting:

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you! Is this the only way? Is it possible to create a Shadw Map shadow type (like from other light types) from the background? $\endgroup$
    – tmx
    Oct 16, 2023 at 10:41
  • $\begingroup$ Sure, you can bake the shadows in Cycles if this is what you mean $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Oct 16, 2023 at 10:49

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