Rendering shadows can significantly impact playback performance, so you might want
to temporarily disable shadows to improve playback speed while working on other aspects
of your project.
To disable rendering of shadows
From the Render pop-up menu in the status bar, choose Shadows (or press
In the real world all objects exhibit some degree of reflectivity based on surface shine,
brightness, angle of view, and proximity to reflected objects. Motion simulates this natural
effect, equipping every object with a set of parameters to create and control
realistic-looking reflections. When Reflections are enabled for an object, all other objects
in the scene are reflected but may only be visible from specific angles and distances.
The Properties Inspector includes a Reflection section.