PDA

View Full Version : Render Object Shadow but not the Object?



ckeyes888
08-17-2017, 10:06 PM
Might there be a way to do this?

Thanks,

Carl

Over
08-17-2017, 10:39 PM
1) In layout select the object and press P.

2) In the window that will pop up, go to the render tab.

3) Check unseen by camera.

Now the object is invisible when rendering but the shadow remains.

ernpchan
08-17-2017, 10:40 PM
In the object properties use unseen by camera.

Danner
08-18-2017, 03:46 AM
If you want to composite the shadow separately use shadow catcher
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lightwave+shadow+catcher

ckeyes888
08-19-2017, 08:23 AM
Perfect, thanks a bunch! I actually found I can make and control the shadow better by compositing it in After Effects.

Many thanks,

Carl