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Old 27-04-2007, 01:47 PM   #1
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Hi.

Does anyone know how to render 'white void'?

The only way I can explain what I'm looking for is the PC vs Mac adverts, where the background is all white, but you can still see floor shadows.

Anyone have any idea? I've tried throwing a plane down, but you end up seeing the edges.

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Old 27-04-2007, 02:32 PM   #2
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throw a 'use background' shader on the plane. it'll turn green in the viewport, but when you render, you'll see that the alpha channel only includes your object and its shadow, and not the plane.
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Old 28-04-2007, 12:52 AM   #3
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I made this tutorial for one of the students on the same course that I'm on, it may well help you out too. It shows how to make a quick FG render.

Right Click And Save (14.5Meg) the link to view it.

Take it easy,

Mat.

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Old 28-04-2007, 12:55 AM   #4
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It says "File not found"

Could you repost it please??
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Old 28-04-2007, 01:08 AM   #5
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Oops,

try the link again James, it should work now.

Sorry,

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Old 28-04-2007, 01:10 AM   #6
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Diamond!

I'll take a look when I come back from the shop...
I've got to get out...it's too nice outside to stay in and animate all day.

Thanks again.
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Old 28-04-2007, 02:15 AM   #7
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PERFECT!

Cheers mate!!
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