Shadowcatcher Material

Raylectron (http://Raylectron.com) is a 3D rendering engine for Trimble Sketchup (http://sketchup.com)
Post Reply
regi
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:43 am

Shadowcatcher Material

Post by regi » Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:44 pm

Hi All
Is there the opportunity to give "Shadowcatcher" properties to any material within Raylectron? Perhaps there is already a preset for this?
Shadowcatcher means that the material itself is invisible, but it receives shadows anyway. Various render tools have such a useful
material feature such as Artlantis Render or LightUp for example ...

User avatar
Support
Site Admin
Posts: 1830
Joined: Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:49 am

Re: Shadowcatcher Material

Post by Support » Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:54 pm

Yes, in the material editor, select "Does not block direct light".
Your support team.
http://SoftByteLabs.com

regi
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:43 am

Re: Shadowcatcher Material

Post by regi » Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:04 pm

Support wrote:Yes, in the material editor, select "Does not block direct light".
:oops: Aua - I had no idea, what "Does not block direct light" should mean

Thank you - thats great!

User avatar
Support
Site Admin
Posts: 1830
Joined: Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:49 am

Re: Shadowcatcher Material

Post by Support » Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:38 pm

It means it doesn't cast shadows, so you could have a dome image over a house for example and the sunlight will still come in the house instead of shadowing the house. if you want this to work on both side of the plane, you need to set the same material for both side (front and back).
Your support team.
http://SoftByteLabs.com

Post Reply