I built a podium in Invigorator, and set it into a 3D room (floor and walls). I want the camera to track in slowly and then a spot turns on and lights up the podium. How do I set it up that the podium casts a shadow onto the floor and walls behind it? Im using comp camera and lights.
Invig 3.0.9 classic, plus AE 6.5 pro.
THanks in advance
The simplest way to get the shadows you want is to build the 3D room inside of Invigorator and use Invig's lights and shadows. You can then use Lux or T-Beam to create the appearance of a volumentric spotlight.
Alternately, you can enable AE's shadow casting/receiving on the light, the receiving layers (floor and walls) and turn the layer to which you've applied Invigorator into a 3D layer and enable shadow casting. This will work, but your camera move may break the illusion of the Invig object being a 3D object in the rest of the 3D world you're creating. This will happen if the Invig layer does not maintain its orientation to the camera.