Learn to render out a shadow pass in cycles to integrate 3D renders with 2D images!
What You'll Learn:
- How to Properly Break your Scene into Seperate Render Layers
- How to Composite a Shadow Pass onto a 2D Image
- How to Use the “Box Mask” Node to Mask out Elements in the Compositor
Here is my finished result of the tutorial!
Hi everyone! I was looking at some old After Effects work that I did, and came across a photo that I had added “3D” text onto with a fake shadow. I decided to recreate the effect in Blender with cycles, and decided to create a quick tutorial!
In this quick tip, we’ll go over how to break apart your scene into separate render layers so that we can properly composite the shadow pass onto the 2D image. We’ll also go over using the “Box Mask” node to mask out areas of a render that we want to remove. In the end we’ll composite the shadow pass, and then the 3D text onto the 2D image.
Once you’re finished, go check out some more tutorials on the site!
PS. Post your finished results in the comments below once you’re finished, I’d love to see what you all create!