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Silouttes? What is the best way to make a real siloutte not shadow
Posted: 30 June 2012 06:44 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I need to make a siloutte from various characters - best option? Plugin? I would like it 100% black or close.

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Posted: 30 June 2012 07:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Defuse 0,0,0 (or Desired Color)
Spectacular 0,0,0
Ambient 0,0,0 (Match Desired Color)
Opacity 100%

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Defuse 255,255,255 (or Desired Color)
Spectacular 0,0,0
Ambient 255,255,255 (Match Desired Color)
Opacity 100%

All other Node should be turned off set to 0 or colored 0,0,0

I Don’t know if its perfect, but setting the desired color to: 0,255,0 works for well Chroma Key.  The Key is to eliminate reflections/glossiness, and to make the colors absolute.

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Posted: 30 June 2012 08:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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For people getting around the software - where are these located in D/S 4?

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Posted: 30 June 2012 09:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Same as in DS3, on the Surfaces tab

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Tutorial: Adding Surfaces in DS
Product Updates: Non-Genesis/G2 DIM Zips
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Posted: 03 July 2012 07:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I find it easier to just create a distant light, and then turn it off (click on the eye icon to the left of the light in the scene tab).  Make your background color white or whatever color you wish, and render. You can save as png if you want the alpha channel.

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