Creating shadows


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Creating shadows

Now we are going to add even more realism to our scene by adding real shadows, not faked Photoshop painted shadows, but real genuine shadows created from our light source, shadows that interact with the other objects in our scene. So, what I'm going to do-- it's actually a pretty complex process. I am going to double-click on the Light layer. I could open the Light layer up here and go into Light Options, but for me it just seems like it is easier just to double-click the Light and we get the same parameters right here. And what we are going to do is check Casts Shadows and then click OK.

And when you do that, as a new After Effects user, it can be very frustrating because nothing seems to change very much. So, what I am going to do is I am gong to resize my layers, because what we need to do is go into the Material Options for each layer and change the Light and Shadow settings. So, I am going to select the top layer-- that's a Icon 5, layer number 5-- and I'm going to go ...

Creating shadows
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Creating shadows provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the After Effects CS5 Essential Training

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