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Paul LeavittBlock Shadow without Casting one
by on May 15, 2015 at 6:17:31 pm

Hello all!

I have a string of text that's casting a 3d shadows from a light source onto a plane that's accepting the shadow. However, There are a few vertical objects that I need to interrupt the shadow, and receive the shadow themselves. I created a masked plane on these vertical objects, and they receive a shadow just fine, but I need them to also block the shadow from hitting the horizontal plane. Any idea how I could do this? Here's a screenshot

See how the shadow goes through the strap? That's what I'm hoping to fix.

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Cassius MarquesRe: Block Shadow without Casting one
by on May 15, 2015 at 8:17:13 pm

can't you just mask out that part of the plane?

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Paul LeavittRe: Block Shadow without Casting one
by on May 22, 2015 at 5:17:27 pm

That's what I ended up doing. Not as clean as I'd like, but I'm discovering that a lot of digital compositing is about figuring out what just works. Thanks!

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