Lost Adventurer, Aleks Kirilenko (3D)
LC #42 Pipers Alley

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04-16-2004, 07:40 PM
Is it possible to get shadow of particles?

If butterfly are flying in particles can I get itís shadow on background layer?


04-16-2004, 09:26 PM
Yeah, it's possible, checks this video (http://dgmedia.port5.com/tips/Butterflies_Shadow.avi) (AVI DivX 5.05) and it's workspace (http://dgmedia.port5.com/tips/Butterflies_Shadow.rar) (RAR file).

But there is a basic error in this workspace since the particle operators and nested comps have the same size of the "output" comp, but I think it will give you an idea.

I hope it helps


04-17-2004, 07:53 PM
hey atri

did u tried the way i told you?


04-21-2004, 11:14 AM
Thanks diogo girondi

This will help a lot..

can you post what you did in that.. if you can explain the concept.. this will help a lot... I am new to combustion & compositing so ,, PLease..

waiting for your reply...


04-24-2004, 06:10 PM
The simple way:

Create your particle layer and add a Drop Shadow operator (Operators > Stylize > Drop Shadow) and tweak its parameters.

The messy way:

1. Create you particle layer
2. Create a black solid layer
3. Nest this black solid layer into a new comp
4. Go to the schematic view and add a new layer in the nested comp of the black solid layer from you particle layer of the "main" comp.
5. Use the particle layer as a stencil for the black solid layer.
6. Add a blur to the output of the nested comp and set it to multiply.

Check the schematic view of the comp I've send you and you'll understand.


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