View Full Version : Can you project shadows from an image map?

12-09-2003, 04:32 PM
I have a cylinder wich I textured mapped some letters to(in transparancy) so it looks like flat curved letters that float over another object. Now I want those letters to cast a shadow onto a shape behind it. Is there a way to do this without actually having to build the letters in 3d. any ideas?

12-09-2003, 05:52 PM
Yep. You need a Matte shape of your text. This is a black and white image of your text, with the text pure white and the background black.

Load this matte shape into the transparency channel of the text surface.

You may need to select "double sided" for the surface to show on the inside of your cylinder.

12-10-2003, 11:43 AM
yep double sided was the key. Thanks for the help