Shadow Catcher in R23
Posted: 24 March 2021 04:54 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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Has Shadow Catcher changed in R23? It doesn’t seem to work with a Plane any longer; only with a Floor Object. I’m using Mac OS Big Sur.

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Posted: 24 March 2021 08:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Hi Bob deWitt,

I can’t reproduce it here. Is the file below working for you?
https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/ZcfkakszRTBDMi8mq5U4PCHZ7tboDZ2xiYbdJhi73YB

I used an iMac with Big Sur 11.2.3; I haven’t checked the current Big Sur beta yet.

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Posted: 25 March 2021 06:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Thank you for your prompt response. The problem seems to have been with my office computer. The file you sent didn’t work on it, either. But when I tried it on my home computer, it worked fine; as did my attempts to use the Shadow Catcher with my own file. Now this morning after I restarted my office computer, the Shadow Catcher is working just fine. I should know by now that sometimes when things don’t work in Cinema, either copy/paste everything into a fresh, new scene, or if that doesn’t work, reboot the computer….

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Posted: 25 March 2021 08:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Hi Bob deWitt,

Sounds good, and I’m glad things worked out.

Thanks for the update.

My best wishes

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Posted: 26 March 2021 06:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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I spoke too soon. Shadow Catcher has stopped working when saved as a PSD or PNG. It does work when saved as an OpenEXR with 32 pits/channel. Is that the file format that must be used?

Bob

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Posted: 26 March 2021 07:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Hi Bob,

Please attach your file (zipped) that gives you the problem.

I will tell you my findings ASAP.

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