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04 April 2004, 09:43 PM
objekt A is casting a shadow on plan B.
in the background i have an imageplane C.
i now want a rendered image where i see the
imageplane C, i see the objekt A and see the shadow
that is casted on plan B but not actually plan B its self.

i've tried use background shader... the alpha comes
out right, but plan B is black in the render. which is
not what i want...

problably easier than i think, but i'm coming nowhere
at the moment :cry:

04 April 2004, 02:37 AM
Rendering isn't really my thing but I believe what you want can be done by using render layers. In the bottom right corner you have your layer controls. Switch it from display to render and create new layers for plane B and object A. Assign each object to a layer just like you would a display layer. Now in your render globals just open up the Render Layer/Pass Control tab and check "Enable Render Layers" and "Enable Render Layer Passes". So now your render layers should show up and allow you to choose what aspects you want rendered. Just turn off Beauty and turn on Shadow for plane B and you should be pretty close to the effet you're looking for.
Hope this helps get you in the right direction.

04 April 2004, 08:16 AM
actually managed to solve the problem in the end.
basically it was just me being stupid :surprised

of some reason i thought i could have the imageplane
in an another view then the one i was rendering.

well well, thanks for the tip!

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