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Andrew Watson
Bright white material
on Oct 29, 2019 at 6:10:18 pm

Hi, I'm using C4D and I have a scene, in it, a spotlight shines on a plane (and other objects). I need the plane to be 100% white (#ffffff) all the time except when something passes in front of it creating a shadow from the spotlight. Like if I set it as a matte object, but I need it to be in shadow if there is something in front of it.

There are other things in the scene so I can't just ramp up the spotlight, nor can I use something like self illumination for the material because then there won't be a shadow.

Does anyone know a way that I can get my material to bright white except when in shadow?

It help to note, I'm using Global Illumination.

Any help appreciated!


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Brian Jones
Re: Bright white material
on Oct 29, 2019 at 6:42:44 pm

In the Compositing tag don't use Matte Object use Compositing Background which makes the object act self illuminated but still receive shadows. The plane (in your example) has to have a material on it which is where you set it to white.


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Andrew Watson
Re: Bright white material
on Oct 29, 2019 at 6:52:53 pm

Holly poop balls! That is absolutely it!!!!

Thank you very much!!!!


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