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Josh J. Johnson
Questoin for multipass shadow for After Effects.
on Jul 16, 2008 at 7:56:17 pm

I tracked a aerial shot with syntheyes worked great. Brought into cinema added some 3d elements and shadows. I have a plane for my floor so you can see the shadows. I applied my background to the plane along with a compositing tag "not seen by camera" and "compositing bg" on.

I can't seem to make it work in AE? I can say just render out the whole image in Cinema with the backdrop and everything looks fine but then I can't isolate things in AE.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I searched the forums and I think I did everything that was suggested. Also I can do this in photoshop with no problems. In photoshop I just cut out my elements with their alpha place them on my photo bg and add shadow pass on top with multiply blend.

So basically I can get my stuff in AE and everything tracks perfect looks great but I have no shadows?

thanks


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Adam Trachtenberg
Re: Questoin for multipass shadow for After Effects.
on Jul 16, 2008 at 8:36:33 pm

I don't understand why you aren't able to do it the same way in AE that you're doing it in PS.


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Josh J. Johnson
Re: Questoin for multipass shadow for After Effects.
on Jul 16, 2008 at 10:39:10 pm

Hey Adam thanks for the reply. It seems everything works minus the shadow on the ground?

I tried the exact same setup I did in PS with no luck. I tried the ground plane(shadow catcher) with seen my camera on and off.

Josh Johnson
Manager of Video Production
ETC, Inc.


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Josh J. Johnson
Re: Questoin for multipass shadow for After Effects.
on Jul 16, 2008 at 10:48:12 pm

In ps I would extract my elements put them together then add the shadow pass on them not the same with AE?

thanks again


Josh Johnson
Manager of Video Production
ETC, Inc.


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Josh J. Johnson
Re: Questoin for multipass shadow for After Effects.
on Jul 17, 2008 at 6:18:54 am

Here is a picture Adam to better show my problem. As you can see my shadow catcher is all white? How and why I ask lol. What I'm expecting to have is my shadow catcher be invisible besides the shadows? I tried nearly every option that I can think of.



Josh Johnson
Manager of Video Production
ETC, Inc.


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Kevin Snyder
Re: Questoin for multipass shadow for After Effects.
on Jul 17, 2008 at 4:07:05 pm

Try changing the white layer with the shadows transfer mode in AE to Screen or Multiply.

KMS

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