Quick Tip - Controlling sun/shadow softness by editing presets

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This video demonstrates a simple trick to soften the sun's shadows and sunspots by editing a single parameter in the render preset.

Since this trick only requires the user to edit a single number, it is a very straitforward introduction to preset editing.

If you've ever wanted to experiment with render settings that aren't visible in the user interface, this would be a great place to start!

Where to find the preset files:

Windows preset location:
C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 20xx\SketchUp\Plugins\SU_Podium_V26\presets

Mac preset location:
MacintoshHD/Users/Username/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 20xx/SketchUp/Plugins/SU_Podium_V26/presets/

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