View Full Version : Hi, how to render shadows on the object only and not the object itself?

05 May 2007, 11:19 PM
I want to render something bouncing off a wall. I want to render the subject and it's shadow only (so within the alpha) and not the wall I've used to see the shadow (I will comp in a live action footage wall instead.

I'm sure this might be a simple thing, but a mystery to my knowledge =\

Any help is much appreciated :)



05 May 2007, 11:38 PM
theres an optionchecker in the channelbox which u just have to select to tell the renderer to ignore the object.. (totototototot gg)
its pretty easy.. just search for it, im at work atm so i cant really tell u where it exactly is, but its not hard to find!

05 May 2007, 12:42 AM
cool, I'll check it out. cheers mate :)

05 May 2007, 01:00 AM
ok, under Render Stats there is the primary visibility option unticked. recieve shadows is ticked but I'm still not seeing shadows in my alpha :(

anyone know why?

05 May 2007, 01:30 AM
Not to worry. The Background shader does the trick, incase anyone else is searching for the same topic ;)

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