See shadows in the scene view


You can preview shadows quickly and easily in the scene view without rendering your scene.

  • Hardware shadows do not display for transparent objects.
  • Hardware shadows do not work with point and area lights.
  • In hardware X-Ray mode (Shading > X-Ray), all objects are transparent, and no hardware shadows display.

To see shadows in the scene view

  1. In the Render Stats section of the surface’s Attribute Editor, make sure Casts Shadows is turned on.
  2. In the scene view, click Lighting > Shadows.

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