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Old 15-01-2006, 09:49 AM   #1
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Hi there I'm coming to the end of my first character done in Maya for my course and was wondering if there was a way that i can render out the ground only showing the shadow and not the blue diffuse colour that cuts off in the distance?

I used to be able to do it in Max but can't see how you do it here in Maya.

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i believe you have to assign the USE BACKGROUND shader to the plane, and lower its reflections...... although it will render with alpha channels
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thanks Joopson!

that worked a treat!!!
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your welcome:attn: :attn: lol
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One other thing, how do you get rid of the reflections on the "Use Background" shader, yet keep the shadow cast as blue? When i reduced the reflection amount in the "Use Background" shader, the shadows cast come out grey!
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sorry, idk:blush:
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change the shadow color to blue on the light lol! >.<
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