New Tutorial: 3D Shadows

In this new tutorial you’ll learn a quick way to cast 3D shadows onto live action footage. This method is sometimes referred to as: Matte Shadow, which will be a subject in the future as it also pertains to 3D animation composting. Free tutorials can also be discussed in our new online forum.

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6 years ago
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44 Comments

I really need to come back and watch some of these tutorials I missed.
6 years ago
hi

great stuff!!!
however I cannot find anymore your tutorial on Twister making a star.... the flourishes are on 2 planes...making a great sort of star.... where is this tutorial?would love to see it again
thanks again

jules
6 years ago
Thanks you so much for all your free tutorials!
6 years ago
Great Website! Great Work!
Jamie
6 years ago
New site looks great! It's so crazy that I was just messing around with some floating 3D text and trying to figure out shadows when I came back to check up on the site! Total coincidence...Andrew I think you have telepathic powers on top of your amazing computer skills
Philip
6 years ago
Thanks for constantly improving and adding to what has become a great resource! And thanks for the coupon! Just picked up "Twitch." :-)
Lawrence
6 years ago
Very cool, also made me feel hungry

Thanks
6 years ago
Check the Free tutorial forum some people have a similar problem and solution.
Jimmy
6 years ago
Hmmm...Whenever I turn ACCEPT LIGHTS OFF on my BG LAYER, my Shadows disappear. Anyone know how to make this work?

Jimmy
Pablo Diaz
6 years ago
hi, how can I make a 3D text in after with volume?
Pablo Diaz
6 years ago
como puedo simular un texto 3d con volumen con esta misma sonbra?

pdiaz@canal10mardelplata.tv
Chris
6 years ago
Very cool.
SonyMD
6 years ago
Hi andrew, your moive effect is really cool and you are my model already. I learned AE from your basic training at first. IBut recently I have a problem when I try to do some effect. I try to make a text effect like this one(http://www.ayatoweb.com/ae_tips_e/ae14_e.html#) But that one cant support tranditional chinese word, do you know any other way can make the same effect and also can support chinese word.thank you! and sorry about my english not well(maybe grammer havs some problems ><")
6 years ago
Thank you Andrew, very cool effect. Waiting for 3D compositing ;) upgrade! %)
6 years ago
Hi Andrew
Yahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!
After A Long Time Waiting ... !
Here is another magic tutorial
I LOVE THIS TUTORIALS :d
Thanks A Alot.

http://After-Effects.Blogfa.Com
Rob T
6 years ago
Fantastic tutorial! very useful
6 years ago
Yes...Yes..Yes!!! Cant Wait for the 3D stuff!
i remember u created the same project with text imported from 3Ds Max!! ...wanna see it along with a camera wiggle, to make it more believeable! :P
Earlack
6 years ago
Makes me think about Fringe, even if the texts are more "real" 3D. I can't wait till I find text layers everywhere on the streets :P of course, I think we ALL need to go to VP street :)
Jim
6 years ago
Hi guys,

Great site.This version actually loads faster than the old one this side of the world.
Otherwise,great content as usual and better eye candy.

Congs for continous improvemet!
efructuoso
6 years ago
Thakns Andrew, u are the best.
I thinks in this tutorial for better result can be posible with a bit of depth of field in camera.
No?
DEX
6 years ago
skeen
highdefw
6 years ago
sweet. thx for this tut
rob
6 years ago
new site looks fantastic Andrew!!! Thanks again for all the tutorials!!! Best AE resource in the WORLD!!!
6 years ago
Andrew, please tell us where to get the "Intrepid" font.
tommie12P(Thorsten Miess)
6 years ago
@joe Avino: Yep!

I´ve been waiting for this a long time and even forget it!But now I´ll watch it! awesome
Joe Avino
6 years ago
Looks great, and so does the new website!
alperc
6 years ago
thanx again \o/
CraZy DonKey
6 years ago
Kung Pao Chicken makes me cast a shadow ;)
Some Guy
6 years ago
That's cool! Thanks.
But if you do it in 3ds Max it looks better. ;-)
Tedy888
6 years ago
very nice
6 years ago
I now have a deeply serious craving for sweet and sour pork.
6 years ago
Awesome!

Just anooootthhherr one to obsess over... :P

Thanks Andrew!
Sandy
6 years ago
gr8 update, thnx Andrew. U Rock!
6 years ago
I've been waiting for this one. Thanks for it. And great new site!
John Paite
6 years ago
Though I already know how to do this I always love watching your tuts andrew...now saying that let me watch it!!
6 years ago
When you back from China Hut and enjoyed your Sweet & Sour meal you could share the first 3D tracking tutorials)


Cheers,

Thorsten

http://www.StrongMocha.com

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kev
6 years ago
Gunnerson street almost killed me, and my hamster made some strange noises in his cage, so he enjoyed it as well.

Another great job Andrew, thanks!
Monroe E.
6 years ago
nice way to bring the new site to use! congrats on everything, and keep up with the great work!

:P
6 years ago
If you guys want some tips on crating 3D text, check out my tips in the forum while you wait for this tut.
Josh Johnson
6 years ago
First tutorial for the new site, awesome! Looks like a nice encore before any tracking tutorials.

thanks
6 years ago
Thank you Andrew for another great Tutorial)

I would love to buy some more products from you, but there are none I don't have already.


Don't forget the imagineer systems contents ;-)

http://www.strongmocha.com/2008/08/01/imagineer-mokey-monet-mocha-motor-or-mocha-ae-tutorial-contest/

Cheers,

Thorsten

www.StrongMocha.com

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6 years ago
I have been waiting a long time for this one!
6 years ago
Awesome!
6 years ago
big up !
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