How to create a ground shadow under HDRI lighting

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How to create a ground shadow under HDRI lighting

Postby frewinhu » Thu May 10, 2018 12:17 am

frewinhu Thu May 10, 2018 12:17 am
Is there a way to create a nice cast shadow on the ground of the HDRI image used in the Octane plugin for daz?
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Re: How to create a ground shadow under HDRI lighting

Postby face_off » Thu May 10, 2018 1:05 am

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Add a plane at the figure's feet to act as the ground and the shadow should automatically render. You need to ensure you are using a HDR image and not a LDR image in order for the sun to be bright enough to cast a shadow.

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Re: How to create a ground shadow under HDRI lighting

Postby valzheimer » Mon May 14, 2018 4:16 am

valzheimer Mon May 14, 2018 4:16 am
If you don't have a scene ground/or want only HDRI and a model, just generate a plane from primitives in DS, Create New Primitive>Plane,
then set the plane to diffuse material and activate "shadow catcher", it will act as an invisible floor giving you a shadow cast.
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