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dan811Ribbon with Shadows Tute
by on Oct 1, 2006 at 2:39:00 pm

Hi all

Just discovered this great COW tute from a while back:

Anyone have any ideas on how I could get these ribbons to cast shadows onto a ground plane / each other? The original layer is a precomp so I'm not sure how to make the main comp create shadows from it

Thanks in advance


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Justin ProductionsRe: Ribbon with Shadows Tute
by on Oct 1, 2006 at 4:33:58 pm

You might want to turn the 3D switch on your precomped layer, then hit the Rasterized button (the little icon that looks like a sun in your timeline) and create a light.

Check out this great tutorial from Bryan Preston that explains the basics of precomposing.

Hope that helped.

Justin Productions
Adobe After Effects 6.5 Professional

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dan811Re: Ribbon with Shadows Tute
by on Oct 2, 2006 at 8:17:03 am

Hi Justin

Sorry I should have mentioned I have all that set up. It seems to be a weird thing with ECHO SPACE.

If I have rasterize on it keeps the ribbon I have set up correctly shaped in 3D space and it accepts the lights but no shadows are cast onto the floor [Note all the correct switches are on and I don't have draft 3d on either]. If I turn off rasterise it casts the shadow but of course the 3d path I've made for the ribbon is flatterned into 2d.

I of course want both

Any ideas?


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