Help with ring and heart shadow effect please!

I just recently saw a finished project by @zalewskitsf10, where they placed a ring on what looks like a book, and with the lighting just right the shadow appears in the shape of a heart. Could someone help with how to create this effect? I am only a noob of a couple months. Thank you :smiley:

Why not experiment with a real world example? All you need is a ring, a book and a spotlight. Once you get it set up the way you like, photograph it and model it the way it is in the photographs. The rest is just lighting and render settings.