Shadow is a plugin for After Effects that makes it super easy to add a perspective shadow in front of or behind a layer, based on its alpha channel, brightness, and more. With options for softness, bend, length, color and many other properties, the Shadow effect goes far beyond the various shadow tools available inside After Effects.
A missing shadow is a sure give away that your composited foreground object wasn’t in the original shot. Shadow gives you a fast way to help sell a professional composite.
Use Shadow to add depth to your motion graphics. Go for realism, or create stylized looks.
VFX Shadow has been designed to have lots of features to make adding shadows to your keyed footage simple and fast.
EASY USER INTERFACE Shadow’s visual user interface makes it easy to grab on the effect and take control. Change the angle, shadow start point and the bend with simple handles in the AE comp window.
FADE AND SOFTNESS It’s easy to blur or change the opacity of the entire shadow, but one of the unique, powerful aspects of this effect is its ability to blur and fade the shadow as it gets further from the source.
TRANSFORM Shadow makes it easy to manage both scale and offsets for more convincing (or stylized) results.
BEND Is there a wall behind your foreground object? Shadow can bend the effect to give the illusion that your subject’s shadow is cast on the floor and then up a wall.
COLOR Change your shadow color, and even have it fade from one color to another based on edge softness. Alternately, you can cast 2 shadow colors based on the luminance of the source layer.
MOTION BLUR Shadow has the ability to add motion blur for even more realism.
GPU-ACCELERATED Shadow is GPU accelerated so you’ll get fast feedback and rendering