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Kevin Anrheiner
Invisible solids accepting shadows
on Sep 11, 2009 at 3:35:37 pm


I have a background picture showing a room, and a foreground object both in 3D-space. I'm trying to rebuild the room with solids (just roughly) and putting them in between the background and the foreground, so that the shadow coming from the foreground object looks believable. I tried to figure out if and how I can turn the solids invisible while at the same time keeping the shadows. With no luck so far. With lowering the opacity of the solid the shadows disappear also.

I tried the vanishing point feature in Photoshop, but it didn't work for me.

So any ideas regarding the solids?

Thank you very much in advance!

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Chris Buttacoli
Re: Invisible solids accepting shadows
on Sep 11, 2009 at 5:22:01 pm

I'm supposing you are using lights in this 3d comp. Then you can turn the solids to cast shadows only in one of their property twirl downs. I don't have AE on at the moment but this is basically what you want to do.

You can also have some solids invisible to the lights if you want.

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Todd Kopriva
Re: Invisible solids accepting shadows
on Sep 12, 2009 at 3:13:22 am


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