I'm looking for a way to make a layer show up only where there is shadow hitting it (shadow created with lights in AE)
Like when you can toggle the option for 'casts shadows' to 'only' - I'm trying to do the equivalent for 'Accepts Shadows'.
Any suggestions for a work around?
Work with a duplicate of the comp where everything is white. then use that pre-comp as a 2D layer in your main comp. Invert it, extract the shadows e.g. using Shift Channels set to Lightness, Invert it back.
Thanks for your response.
One thing, what do you mean when you say "where everything is white" ?
Got it! Thanks man