i have a little image sequence of a dvd player opening its drive.
I didn't create the animation myself, I've just received the png sequence and a shadow layer png sequence extracted from Lightwave.
After importing both sequences into After Effects, I'm not quite sure what to do with the shadow layer. It doesn't seem like a normal black/white alpha layer, notice the sand-colored background.
I need to put a custom background image in the background, so how do I properly apply this shadow layer in my composition.
This is not a shadow pass, this is a flat reflection that doesn't have any Alpha. Whoever rendered it got things completely wrong. LW's per object render/ matte object settings, render passes and the PSD saver are your friend...
Thank you, this is an acceptable workaround!