View Full Version : Shadow fade not right

Jim Capillo
02-12-2005, 12:59 PM
When bringing in a OTS box with shadow enabled, I've noticed that the shadow shows through the video about halfway through the fade, regardless of the fade length.

Any workarounds for this ?

I've attached a still - notice the shadow is definitely darker than the video. This is very distracting to the viewer......me, at least :mad:

Jim Capillo
02-12-2005, 05:42 PM
I guess no one else is bothered by this? :confused:

One possible solution would be to make the shadow not the exact same shape of the video, but to have it extend out just from the edge of the video in the X/Y planes (which would be specified by the editor) - as well as the alpha values.

Should be pretty easy to do, since the VT only does rectangular/square shapes.

Paul ?

02-13-2005, 02:45 AM
What I do is keyframe the shadow to fade out faster than the clip. It's not perfect, but it looks less distracting ;)