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April 14th, 2008, 03:33 AM
Hi every body.
Please can u tell me how i can add shadow's to the added objects in Maya 8.5?
I maked a 2d video footage and have added some 3d objects to that footage, now the only problems is how to add some nice shadows so that it looks more realistic
Please can u help me?
April 14th, 2008, 09:45 AM
You have to make objects that match the scene and then turn of 'primary visibility' of your subject, but keeping 'cast shadows'. Then you render it and then you have a shadowpass.
Then render your subject without shadows on. Then composite it.
April 14th, 2008, 12:11 PM
Thnx for your answer. It sounds very simple what you say, but there is many beginners lyk me who do not know how to do that, so can u please give me a link with photos how to do that?
Thank u very much.
April 14th, 2008, 12:29 PM
I am sorry I could not find any tutorials on this, and its really hard to explain nad I'm a beginner too. I hope someone else can explain it. I have only done shadows on the floor.
Then i took a plane and put it on the ground of the 3dtrack. Then I place my character on the plane and then click on the charactergeometry and den ctrl +A to see the attributes.
then under renderstats I unchecked 'Primary Visibility'. Then I put a light in a good location.
And the some white material on the plane. Then when I render I get white with some black shadows of the character.