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Shadow on a white background?
show user profile  Glitcher
Referring back to the GIF below again:

I tried to reproduce this effect of a shadow on a white background. Naturally, the shadow needs to be cast on a white surface, but even white surfaces would have a noticeable halo from free spots. So I tried adding a self-illumination of 100% to the surface, but that negated the shadow altogether. How do I reproduce this effect?
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4/17/2008 8:14:16 PM (last edit: 4/17/2008 8:14:16 PM)
show user profile  Dejitarujin
Try a directional light that has a massive diameter.

Or, it may be that the shadow was rendered in a separate pass, and composited in another program like After Effects.
Specialty: Non-organic modelling and effects.
Setup: 3D Studio 2010 with finalRender.
Rig: No, no I can't.
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4/17/2008 8:16:28 PM (last edit: 4/17/2008 8:16:28 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Matte/Shadow material on ground plane. White background environment colour.

Or have I missed something here?

"I flew over Egypt once"

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4/17/2008 8:35:19 PM (last edit: 4/17/2008 8:35:38 PM)
show user profile  Glitcher
Ah, bingo! Cheers, Dave. Now I seem to have lost the ambient lighting parameters. Can someone remind me where they are, plz?
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4/17/2008 9:28:20 PM (last edit: 4/17/2008 9:28:20 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Same dialog as the environment colour. (The environment Dialog. Hotkey: 8)

Just noticed:

"I flew over Egypt once"

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4/17/2008 9:43:09 PM (last edit: 4/17/2008 9:58:07 PM)
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