Using the Shadow Node
The Shadow effect uses the shape of the drawing connected to create the shadow behind another element and can blur the edges to create a softer effect. You can control the type and amount of blur, as well as the colour of the shadow.
To add a shadow stretched out on the ground, simply add a Quadmap node to flip, stretch and skew the matte. Attach the entire effect to the same trajectory as your drawing layer and watch the shadow move along with your character—see Quadmap Node.
The Shadow effect is parented to the selected layer.
- In the Drawing or Camera view, create a drawing on a new layer that will act as the matte.
- In the Timeline view, click the Collapse/Expand button on the effect layer.
- Display the Shadow properties and adjust the properties to control the type and amount of blur and the colour of the tone effect.