I am looking to create a plane in cinema that receives shadows, but is not visibly seen by the camera (other than the shadows it's receiving. When I use a compositing tag and shut off seen by camera, but leave receive shadows, none of it is seen by the camera. Can anyone recommend how I can make a "shadow only" layer in C4D. Thanks!
Re: shadow layer by Brian Jones on Nov 8, 2012 at 10:43:48 pm
there is an ancient coffee plugin called ShadowCatcher by Matt Savard, that still works even in 14 apparently, that does what you are looking for I think. The only place I know that has it still is http://www.grafxflow.co.uk/tutorials-and-tips/cinema-4d/shadow-catcher-plug... which also has a tutorial which is a bit old now but still valid though it isn't necessary to follow it to the end for you want.