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show user profile  TempPeck
Hi All,

I have an image of a jungle that I'm using as a background. There are a few trees in the foreground that I'd like my animation to pass behind. Is there some way of making a tree object that does not render but blocks anything behind it?

Many Thanks,

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8/2/2012 6:26:49 PM (last edit: 8/2/2012 6:26:49 PM)
show user profile  digital3ds
so - the tree wouldn't show in the render, but the outline of the tree would be visible because you want the tree to mask out whatever's behind it?
- Mike Sawicki

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8/2/2012 8:11:39 PM (last edit: 8/2/2012 8:11:39 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
A cutout mesh of the tree and the shadow/matte material should do the trick.

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8/2/2012 8:16:55 PM (last edit: 8/2/2012 8:16:55 PM)
show user profile  TempPeck
Yeah exactly, the render would look like the animation is behind the tree.
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8/3/2012 9:47:35 AM (last edit: 8/3/2012 9:47:35 AM)
show user profile  TempPeck
That worked perfectly! Thanks guys. I'll have to read up on the shadow/matte material.
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8/3/2012 9:54:33 AM (last edit: 8/3/2012 9:54:33 AM)
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