I want to know if there is any shader in maya that only renders the shadows that is cast apon the object? Or is there one available for download somewhere?
In this tutorial that type of shader is mentioned but for 3d max.
"So now we want to render out out shadows for the whole sequence. MAX comes with a material called 'shadow/matte' that will only render shadows cast on the object this is ideal for our purposes. We can apply this material to the objects in the scene such as my proxy CPU, desk, wall and cup."