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I'm doing some stills with some primitive ojects and render them as PNGs. The good thing about pngs is, that the background is saved transparent and you can use the pictures in presentations or others. But i don't want just the object but also the shadow of the object. so I switched the floor to "shadows only" and it doesn't render anymore, but also there are no shadows. I rendered it with the toon renderer - does this option not work with this renderer?

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I troubled through something similar last year. This is not an issue w/ the Toon Render.

 

I have a method that works, although not as simple as it could be for PNG. It seems that what is needed in the PNG Buffer Options is the Shadow toggle (present in Targa).

 

1. Set the file type to targa

2. Set Buffers

a. Alpha = on

b. Shadow = on

3. Return file type to PNG

4. Render. You know have a layer with the shadow (and the toonlines)

5. Go back to targa and turn off buffer:shadow

6. Return to PNG and render to a new file name. This will be the object.

 

Hope that helps.

 

post-10501-1268404767_thumb.png post-10501-1268404775_thumb.png

 

--Tim

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I troubled through something similar last year. This is not an issue w/ the Toon Render.

 

I have a method that works, although not as simple as it could be for PNG. It seems that what is needed in the PNG Buffer Options is the Shadow toggle (present in Targa).

 

1. Set the file type to targa

2. Set Buffers

a. Alpha = on

b. Shadow = on

3. Return file type to PNG

4. Render. You know have a layer with the shadow (and the toonlines)

5. Go back to targa and turn off buffer:shadow

6. Return to PNG and render to a new file name. This will be the object.

 

Hope that helps.

 

post-10501-1268404767_thumb.png post-10501-1268404775_thumb.png

 

--Tim

 

That means I have to render two pictures und put them together? Strange... ;)

I will try it out - thanks!

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