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Steve Brigantino
How can I get Boris Extruded Text to cast a shadow....
on Aug 26, 2009 at 3:16:53 pm

I have a Boris FX EPS extrusion.

How can I get it to cast a shadow onto a AE 3d object (the ground).

I have use comp lights selected and the light has shadows on.



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peter mcauley
Re: How can I get Boris Extruded Text to cast a shadow....
on Aug 26, 2009 at 10:44:37 pm

Hi,

Well this feature, cast shadows, is not currently supported in the Mac version of the 3D Objects filters ... but there is a workaround. You'll need to do this:

• duplicate the layer with the 3D object
• position this below the original 3D objected filtered layer and above the shadow catcher layer
• precomp the duplicated layer
• set the duplicated layer to 3D by clicking on the 3D icon in the AE timeline for that layer
• the shadow catcher layer should also be a 3D layer
• add a light to the scene
• set the duplicated layer to cast shadows
• set the shadow catcher layer to receive shadows
• in the light, tweak the shadow options to obtain the desired result

If you would like an AE CS4 project that better illustrates this, please email me at peterm@borisfx.com and I'll send that your way.

Cheers,

Peter.




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