View Full Version : Shadow on video background
10-02-2004, 06:47 AM
Say I imported a video footage as a background, can I have the model to cast shadow on it in MB? Or do I need to do it in a comp. app.
10-15-2004, 01:52 PM
it would be a much better way to compose the char. , shadow and the bg in a compositing tool. the video bg in mb is just a benefit to get a preview when you wanna see your char. in the later environment or when you wann animate via rotoscope.
10-15-2004, 08:14 PM
Thx eletronaut, that's what I think too after messing around with it for a few days. I just couldn't get a realistic/good enough shadow on the background. So is there a way for me to render the shadow in MB like in a separate layer for me to comp. in a comp. app.?
Or do I need to like you say set them up in the app. using 3d comp? (I'm using Combustion). This way I find it as hard to get a good shadow as in MB itself. Maybe there's just no easy way...
Anyway thx for the reply.
10-18-2004, 08:56 AM
motionbuilder is just a tool for motion editing / animating... the best tool for this!
you have to export all your animation data in a "normal" 3d app like maya, xsi etc. via fbx.
You should only render in these tools and after that compose your layers in combustion.
So you will get the best results.
01-19-2006, 11:00 AM
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