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Edward Wu
Re: 3D Invigorator Shadow & Reflector at the same time?
on May 10, 2011 at 5:36:21 pm

Hi Jonabert,

Try working out the objects and the reflections first without the shadows. This will be easier to set up. First, create a layer for your Invigorator text. Then, create a 3D Layer (floor) in After Effects for Reflector. If you position the floor layer correctly, you should be able to see your text reflecting in the floor layer.

The tricky part is to create the shadows. To do this, you can duplicate the Invigorator text layer. This will be your shadow layer. Next, go into the Invigorator Set-Up window, and create a plane to act as the shadow catcher. Apply a shadow catcher material, and also apply a 100% transparent material onto the text. Your text will become transparent, but you will still be able to see your shadows. In the Reflector layer, set the shadow layer as a vampire layer.

After this setup, you should have your 3D Text, the shadow layer, and the reflection floor layer. Since the shadow layer has been set to vampire, the shadow layer will not appear as a reflection in the floor layer. This should get you the look you're going for.

Hope this helps.


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