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Subject: In Superfly: casting a shadow


rokket ( ) posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 11:15 AM · edited Mon, 23 May 2022 at 8:27 PM

I want to use the ground to capture the shadow of my figure, and have it appear to be on the background image in EZDome.

But I can't figure out how to do it. I know I pulled it off once in Poser 8, by ticking the shadow catch only and some other thing I saw someone posted in here years back.

How would I do it in Superfly?

Here is the image I am trying to do that with.


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RedPhantom ( ) posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 11:29 AM
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Shadow catcher doesn’t work in poser 11 SF. In P12 there were issues, but I don’t remember what they were and my poser computer dies so I can’t check. If you render over a background shader rather than a sphere it works fine in the same manner as firefly. 

If you want to use Ezdome it has its own shadow catcher that it can setup 


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rokket ( ) posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 12:45 PM

RedPhantom posted at 11:29 AM Mon, 7 March 2022 - #4435537

Shadow catcher doesn’t work in poser 11 SF. In P12 there were issues, but I don’t remember what they were and my poser computer dies so I can’t check. If you render over a background shader rather than a sphere it works fine in the same manner as firefly. 

If you want to use Ezdome it has its own shadow catcher that it can setup 

I will take a look at EZDome again. I usually don't mess with any of the settings, so I will check that out.

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rokket ( ) posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 12:56 PM

I don't see in the EZDome where I can set up shadow catcher....

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hborre ( ) posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 1:35 PM

Which version of EZDome do you have?  The version that has the Shadowcatcher is 1.7.


Y-Phil ( ) posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 1:48 PM

Just in case you need some explanations by Snarly himself: see his video.

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Y-Phil ( ) posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 2:00 PM · edited Mon, 07 March 2022 at 2:00 PM

And just in case you'd like to use Poser12's background node, you may use a PoserSurface's "Shadow_catch_only" mode on a round ground plane, using the show settings:

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rokket ( ) posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 3:26 PM

I am still on Poser 11, and I will check which version of EZDome that I have...

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Y-Phil ( ) posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 3:30 PM
rokket posted at 3:26 PM Mon, 7 March 2022 - #4435560

I am still on Poser 11, and I will check which version of EZDome that I have...

You may check for the actual "official page" here.

Y-Phil.


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rokket ( ) posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 3:31 PM

All I can find is that it says it's build 49, so apparently, I have an older version?

Snarly's website is suspended in the link there, so I don't even know where to get the latest version that will work with Poser 11...

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Miss B ( ) posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 3:48 PM

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Y-Phil ( ) posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 3:49 PM
rokket posted at 3:31 PM Mon, 7 March 2022 - #4435562

All I can find is that it says it's build 49, so apparently, I have an older version?

Snarly's website is suspended in the link there, so I don't even know where to get the latest version that will work with Poser 11...

The last versions for Poser11 and Poser12 are on cobrablade.net, precisely.

Y-Phil.


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rokket ( ) posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 4:57 PM
Miss B posted at 3:48 PM Mon, 7 March 2022 - #4435563

Snarly's Scripts are now hosted by a fellow member, CobraBlade.  You can find them here -->  Snarly's Scripts

Thank you, Miss B!!!!

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rokket ( ) posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 5:03 PM


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Changed the hair to what I was looking for. Now to get that shadow...

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rokket ( ) posted Mon, 07 March 2022 at 11:51 PM

Those other versions of EZDome don't work in my  version of Poser 11...

Damn

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rokket ( ) posted Tue, 08 March 2022 at 10:17 AM

And now I have to find the version I had and reinstall it....

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rokket ( ) posted Mon, 11 April 2022 at 10:37 PM · edited Mon, 11 April 2022 at 10:37 PM


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Since I can't get a shadow in my version of Poser 11, I decided I would have to do some post work to get one in there. I will have to do another render of this without the ezdome and get the shadow on the ground or use one of the planes in the primitive folder.

I changed the pose because I didn't like what her right hand was doing.

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