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Platon Infante
"Object's shadow buffer" !!!
on Sep 16, 2018 at 9:52:14 am

Is it possible to render separately (multipass) the only shadow from exact object?

For example: there is shadow from the figure on the stairs, which itself has its own shadow. I need to have the image of only shadow from figure to adjustment it separately (in non realistic way).


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Steve Bentley
Re: "Object's shadow buffer" !!!
on Sep 20, 2018 at 4:34:29 am

I think you could do that with a shadow catcher object (a copy of the stairs) and assign an object buffer to this copy. Remember to put a compositing tag on the stair object so it doesn't cast shadows itself.
In R17 and higher the shadow catcher shader is built in. But before that there is a free add on that you apply to the transparency channel of the material on your shadow catcher object.

Here's the old version https://www.thepixellab.net/cinema-4d-free-shadow-catcher-plugin



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Platon Infante
Re: "Object's shadow buffer" !!!
on Sep 23, 2018 at 10:14:13 am

Thank you for response, Steve! I will try this.


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