So I have a C4D project that I have open in my after effects project. It's basically a rolling coin that rolls onto the scene then spins and lands flat. I need to render the coin only, but also the shadows only as well. I've been searching all morning it seems like, I've tried the "shadow catcher plugin", which when I do that method, and go back into after effects, it just makes my whole c4d project layer black (minus the coin), and I can't see my footage. What do I need to do to achieve this?
Re: Cineware and Shadows by Bobby Yarsulik on Feb 27, 2014 at 6:49:25 pm
Sorry for the double post, but I just wanted to make sure that the question was clear.
So I've got a scene that I used 3d Camera Tracker with, and export the data into a C4D file. I've added the rolling coin in Cinema 4D lite, and going back and forth between C4d and AE, I can see the coin I've added and it's rolling animation. Great!
However, I'm not sure how to do a "Shadow Catching" object in C4D that renders invisible but still will show the shadows in AE.