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Cinema 4D R14 Cookbook - Second Edition by Michael Szabo, Simon Russell

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Projecting shadows

You couldn't help but feel a little empty after completing the recipe we did earlier, which involved setting up a camera to match the image we had to the walkway covered by oak trees. I mean, we set up the camera and just kind of left it there, what gives? Here's where we add something extra to the scene by compositing a rolling sphere through our scene. There's quite a few tricks we needed to learn before being able to accomplish this effect, and after learning how to use the Compositing tag and multi-pass rendering we can now make a convincing composite and breathe some life into our still photo.

Getting ready

Make sure you do the Matching your camera to footage recipe from Chapter 4, Cameras are Rolling; we are picking up where ...

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