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Dylan DubeauMatte/Shadow Problem
by on May 27, 2011 at 2:20:44 pm

I am new to 3ds Max and am having a problem that should probably be easy to solve. And I'm using 3ds max 2012.

I am attempting to composite a cube and a sphere into a scene.
I've imported the picture as a background, set it up as an environment. I've added a plane that lines up with the photo and added a matte/shadow material to it. I've created a cube and a sphere. I am using a sky light and a target spot to simulate lighting.
In the view port the shadows cast on the plane, and on the objects look great. But when I render, the plane disapears (like it should) but the shadows on it disapear aswell. Also the shadows on the objects disapear.

How can I fix this?

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Graham MacfarlaneRe: Matte/Shadow Problem
by on Jun 2, 2011 at 7:39:42 pm

Can you post a screen grab of the viewport and of the render perhaps?

Graham Macfarlane
3D animator and VFX specialist
London UK

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