I am still learning Blender, so keep that in mind when reading
I am wanting to create some text and then have a shadow cast from it onto an image.
This is hard to impossible with the Gimp, is there a way to import an image into Blender so I can create the shadow effect in Blender ?
Any advice welcome.
Why can’t you do that in Gimp as an effect from a layer? I do it all the time. To do this in Blender is a bit like using a hammer on an egg.
Add text object and a plane to receive the shadow, add an area light of to the side.
I must be missing something with GIMP then. Adding a Shadow effect [same drop shadow] add its to the border of the layer, and not the individual text.
With Blender, this is what I have done, added Shadow to the lamp, put a mesh pane in below the text and moved the light to where I want them. The problem is, including the image I want the shadow to be cast onto.
I’ll have more of a play in GIMP.
Ok, got Gimp working to do this.
So I guess my question is answered.
But is there a way to bring an image into Blender ?
Create a plane.
Add a material to it.
Click the texture button.
Select a texture type of image.
Click the Load button and browse to your image.
Thanks alot Atom, just what the Dr ordered.
I’ll look the details of that.
There is a great script that will automatically add the right shaped plane and map an image as a texture that you choose! I use it all the time with an orthographic camera setting (but shadeless material which is no good for drop shadow).
OK I must be really new, but how do you use this python script? How is it imported?
I have placed it in ~/.blender/scripts but can not find where it has added to the Blender interface.
Well, it should be in the scripts window, search through the categories.
I did actually find what I thought was it, there, but it didn’t seem to work. A little more playing and we have success!