The problem with shadows


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The problem with shadows

So after you've learned all of these techniques, the day will come when you are going to create a nice room in Cinema, you are going to export everything correctly into After Effects, you are going to add a 3D layer in After Effects and you are going to go, "Something is wrong, something is missing." Well namely, there's no shadows in this scene. This text is not casting any shadows on this floor or back wall. Before you panic, there are a few things you should check out first in After Effects, because shadows are a little bit tricky. First off, you need to make sure that your lights have been set to Casts Shadows, that this little check mark is on, but as I go through my lights, I am finding that Cast Shadows is turned on for all my lights. Okay.

Ah! Well the second problem is is that layers themselves default to not casting shadows. So I will select my 3D layer, type AA and look at Casts Shadows, oh, I have set that On and I am still not getting shadows. Hm. Let's t...

The problem with shadows
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The problem with shadows provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the CINEMA 4D and After Effects Integration

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3D + Animation Video
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CINEMA 4D
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