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  • Does anyone know where to find this most talked about plugin,lol!!

    No seriously does anyone know?

    Please and thanks!

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    Can't find it eather. The links on c4dplugs are broken :(

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    Guest boberto101

    I have been through the same trouble as you trying to find it.

    here you go.

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  • Thanks very much boberto101!!!

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    I don't think you can open a trueSpace .cob with C4D!

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    Thanks for uploading the plugin! Does this work with version 10?

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    Guest boberto101

    Yes it should work in R10 (at least i have it running in r10)

    1. just pop the shadowcatcher folder (with the plugin) into the plugins folder for c4d. (my computer/C:/program files/MAXON)

    2. Retstart c4d

    3. To use it goto the object you want to act as a shadow catcher and aplly a new material to it.

    4. In the maerial properties tick the alpha box "alpha" on the left hand side

    5. enter alpha properties, click the dropdown arrow next to "texture". (in alpha properties)

    6. from the dropdown select "shadowcaster" (its near the bottom)

    7. in alpha properties tick "invert"

    8. -You're done!-

    Now wen you render that object should be a shadowcatcher.

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    Guest Ukirishan

    cheers guys thanks 4 the help

    Uki

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    Guest Boomboxxx

    Hi everyone!

    I'm having great troubles rendering shadows on a plane without the plane actually being visible.

    I tried the Shadowcatcher plugin, but the trouble remains.

    - I've put the object on the plane.

    - Added 1 material with color, luminance & fog (necessary for shadows).

    - Added 1 material with only alpha and Shadow Catcher as a texture (inverted alpha) to the plane.

    I use GI (is this what i'm doing wrong?). When i render and check the alpha image, the sky is "alpha", but the object and plane is visible (with shadows).

    As an alternative, i tried the Shadow Caster method in the color material too, no succes.

    I also tried methods like "Compositing Background", but the problem is the shadows dissapear.

    I'm new to this, so i'm sorry if i misunderstood anything...

    Thanks

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    Hi and welcome to the Cafe.

    Try the 'Creating a Shadow Catcher' tutorial at Cineversity.

    You need to register first but it is free and there are other free tutorials.

    Use the search phrase 'Shadow Catcher'.

    Cheers, Alan.

    PS. Could you update your profile with your C4D version.

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    Guest Boomboxxx

    Thanks! I already tried that tutorial, but it won't work in my situation.

    First of all, the result of that tutorial is ending up still having the object, shadow and plane visible in the alpha channel, instead of the object + shadow only.

    Second, they are using the "Compositing background" method, which make my shadows disappear.

    What am i doing wrong?

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    With the much anticipated MAXON Telepathy Module release date postponed again, I'm afraid you will have to resort to zipping a copy of your file and attach it for us to check. wink.gif

    (Strip it down to basics first if it is loaded with textures.)

    Cheers, Alan.

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