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6 Oct 2022 22:55:58 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Composite object in photo  
From: Alain Martel
Date: 23 Aug 2021 12:55:44
Message: <6123d310$1@news.povray.org>

> Just playing around trying to add a Pov CSG object (the tripod) into a photo.
> Pretty pleased with the effect but I am wondering if there is an official method
> of doing something like this to get better results?
> I googled it and found some interesting information by Robert McGregor that I
> just I didn't understand ;-)
> Then I found someone who (can't recall who) mentioned using no_object to create
> a scene with just the shadows which I could then merge (using code from Robert's
> method) to render combine the shadow and image data.
> I really have no idea what I am doing here but it seemed to work better than
> expected. I could probably improve it by adding steps to my shadow scene so the
> shadow raises but I would then have to lift up one of the Tripod legs as they
> are currently all at the same level and as the Tripod is a CSG model that would
> be a lot more effort than I have time for.

Well done. Those shadows are quite credible.

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