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Article:
  Introduction to 3D Rendering for Aqua Icons
Subject:   Flat drop shadows are not a good thing
Date:   2002-06-09 21:29:25
From:   uncommon
I must disagree with the idea of applying a drop shadow afterwards to a 3D image. It makes the icon look more like a paper cutout than a three-dimensional object. The shadow should reinforce the shape of the object, as well as the orientation of the surface that it's supposed to be sitting on or hanging from.