Shadow is a plugin for After Effects that makes it super easy to add a perspective shadow in front of or behind a layer, based on its alpha channel, brightness, and more. With options for softness, bend, length, color and many other properties, the Shadow effect goes far beyond the various shadow tools available inside After Effects.
Create complex perspective shadows in After Effects
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Shadow is a plugin for After Effects that makes it supereasy to add a perspective shadow in front of or behind a layer, based on itsalpha channel, brightness, and more. With options for softness, bend, length,color and many other properties, the Shadow effect goes far beyond the variousshadow tools available inside After Effects.
A missing shadow is a sure give away that your compositedforeground object wasn’t in the original shot. Shadow gives you a fast way tohelp sell a professional composite.
Use Shadow to add depth to your motion graphics. Go forrealism, or create stylized looks.
VFX Shadow has been designed to have lots of features tomake adding shadows to your keyed footage simple and fast.
EASY USER INTERFACE
Shadow’s visual user interface makes it easy to grab on theeffect and take control. Change the angle, shadow start point and the bend withsimple handles in the AE comp window.
FADE AND SOFTNESS
It’s easy to blur or change the opacity of the entireshadow, but one of the unique, powerful aspects of this effect is its abilityto blur and fade the shadow as it gets further from the source.
Shadow makes it easy to manage both scale and offsets formore convincing (or stylized) results.
Is there a wall behind your foreground object? Shadow canbend the effect to give the illusion that your subject’s shadow is cast on thefloor and then up a wall.
Change your shadow color, and even have it fade from onecolor to another based on edge softness. Alternately, you can cast 2 shadowcolors based on the luminance of the source layer.
Shadow has the ability to add motion blur for even morerealism.
Shadow is GPU accelerated so you’ll get fast feedback andrendering.
Adobe After Effects CC 2018 and later
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Mac OS X 10.11 and later
4 GB of RAM
800 MB of Hard Drive space
Windows 10 and later
The minimum GPU required is an Intel HD 5000 integratedgraphics chip. Of course, newer and faster discrete GPU components from AMD andNvidia will yield faster performance.
- For Nvidia, we recommend 9xx series graphics cards ornewer; mobile GPUs; or the professional series Quadro cards.
- For AMD, we recommend 200 series graphics cards or newer;mobile GPUs; or the professional series FireGL cards.
VRAM size requirements: For HD resolution output, werecommend that your GPU have at least 2 GB of memory. If you are planning ondoing high-resolution project in 4K or more, we recommend a GPU with at least 4GB of memory.
Any CPU from Intel or AMD is supported.