Q: How to get a transparent shadow in a render?

EyosEyos Posts: 107
edited December 1969 in Carrara Discussion

Hi,
I have a tree positioned on a white plane (could be other color than white, it does not really matter).
What I would like to have is a render of the tree with its shadow, without the white plane appearing in the render.
I also want the shadow to have a transparency alfa value, so it will be partially transparent when the file is viewd in image editing software.
Can it be done somehow? Thanks.

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  • JoeMamma2000JoeMamma2000 Posts: 2,574
    edited December 1969

    This is a job for shadow catcher !!!

    Apply a shadow catcher shader to your white plane. Under Top Shader select Lighting Models/Shadow Catcher, and you should be good to go.

  • EyosEyos Posts: 107
    edited December 1969

    This is a job for shadow catcher !!!

    Apply a shadow catcher shader to your white plane. Under Top Shader select Lighting Models/Shadow Catcher, and you should be good to go.

    JoeMamma2000, I wish all my issues in life were solved so quickly and precise!!
    You helped me a lot, Many thanks! :-)

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