Shadow Visual Effect

The Shadow Visual Effect shows a simulated shadow casting by the object.

For simulating the shadow a color silhouette of the object is displaced in horizontal and/or vertical direction on the back of the object.

Options

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Shadow Visual Effect.

Offset

Control the shadow displacement in pixels on the X and Z axis.

X, Z

Shadow Color

Defines the shadow color.

Scale

Control the size of the shadow on the X and Z axis.

X, Z

Rotation

Sets the shadow rotation around the Grease Pencil object center or another object when Use Object As Pivot is enabled.

Blur

Control the blur scale in pixels on the X and Z axis.

X, Z

Samples

Number of blur samples (0 disabled the blur effect).

Use Object As Pivot

When enabled, an Object is used by the shadow as the center of rotation.

Object

Sets the object to use as the pivot point for the shadow.

Use Wave Effect

When enabled, apply a wave distortion to the shadow.

Direction

Sets horizontal or vertical direction for the waves.

Amplitude

Controls the strength and the depth of the wave.

Period

Controls the wave period. The time it takes to complete one cycle.

Phase

Shifts the wave pattern over the shadow.

Example

Shadow Effect samples.
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Simple Shadow.

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Blurred Shadow.

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Stretched shadow with an Empty as center of rotation.