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    • CommentAuthorErdrix
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2018
     
    I have a bridge that I want to add drop shadow to, so that the shadow is seen on the ground below, but not on the level ground the ends are on. Is there a way to prevent the shadow from displaying on the upper layers/sheets (not sure which is the correct word)?
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2018
     
    I don't think there is, Erdrix.

    I usually deactivate the drop shadow effect on the bridge sheet, add a new sheet just underneath it as you look at the drawing, called "BRIDGE SHADOWS" and draw the shadows on that sheet, then add a Blend Mode effect to that sheet and set it to Multiply and about 40-50% opacity.
    • CommentAuthorErdrix
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2018
     
    Figured it out.

    What I did was copy the bridge to a new sheet added the drop shadow and placed the sheet between the upper and lower ground and then placed the bridge copy right over the original bridge and that gave the effect I wanted.
      Bridge Shadow.PNG
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2018 edited
     
    Ah, well there you go - you've taught me something new :)

    This is one I did earlier the way I described above - since I was busy making the screen shots and didn't see you didn't need them any more ;)

    This first one is the bridge and shadow together.

    Fig 1.jpg

    And this second one shows the very simple ellipse of black I drew as the shadow

    Fig 2.jpg
    • CommentAuthorErdrix
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2018
     
    Hehe sorry. I started thinking about it, thought of this.

    I originally was thinking something along the lines of the lighting sheets, where you put the effect in where you want the lighting to stop effecting sheets after that.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2018
     
    Oh don't be sorry :)

    There are always a million different ways of doing things in CC3+ ;)

    I'm not sure that using the DD3 lighting system would help all that much because it would only give you the same problem as the one we have both just solved in two different ways.
    • CommentAuthorErdrix
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2018
     
    I was just thinking that maybe there was something similar to that for shadow. I've been using CC3 for years and still don't know what half this stuff does.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2018
     
    Its because we are looking for a 3D effect in a 2D program. 3D effects have to be 2D illusions.

    And I doubt I shall ever know all that there is to know about CC3+. I think there are only a handful of people (like Monsen) who do ;)