View Full Version : Realistic shadows on videos/pictures

07 July 2012, 07:08 AM
Hello, I'm currently working on a project where I need to matchmove 3D into some video scenes. The lighting is excellent, that is good, but my issue is how to make the shadows look like they are actually in the scene. For example, I have a transformer robot running, and hes running over grass, is there any way i could make it look like the shadows are actually "distorted" to footage's grass? I tried making some grass geometry but it won't blend with the original grass.. even after some nice compositing I bet..

Sorry if this is confusing, I will elaborate further if needed.

07 July 2012, 12:19 PM
If the motion ist relatively fast and the grass hasnt many features, you may get off with just that, a shadow which gets distorted in post.

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