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John MadisonDrop Shadow
by on Jan 20, 2011 at 9:34:40 pm

Hi guys,

Is there any way to fix the direction of the drop shadow so that it doesnt change with camera motion? I know it perhaps defeats the purpose, but is it possible?

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Kevin CampRe: Drop Shadow
by on Jan 20, 2011 at 9:43:43 pm

is the shadow cast by a 3d layer from a light source, or is it the drop shadow effect or layer style?

if it is a 3d shadow, then i don't think so...

if it is either of the other two choices, then yes... in fact it shouldn't react to the camera, it should be stuck to the layer.

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer

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Cassius MarquesRe: Drop Shadow
by on Jan 21, 2011 at 12:33:58 pm

could you be more specific? I don't think I got it exactly what you're trying to do.

We got a couple of possible situations, like Kevin said. If it is a 3d light casting the shadow, perhaps linking it to the camera? I don't know what this woul'd do to your lightining though. This leads to some options, depending on your goal.

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