Last modified: August 16, 2011 15:01:19.

Shadows

Shadows

Video tutorial: 4min 41sec
What you will learn:
  • Static shadowsUsing and customizing shadows represented by image bitmap.
  • Dynamic shadowsUsing and customizing automatically generated (live) shadows based on transition settings.

Overview

There are two types of shadows you can deploy in CU3ER:

  • dynamic or "live" shadows
  • static shadows.

No matter what type of shadow you use, the easier way to adjust shadow perspective is to use distortion handlers. Just click on the shadow on the cManager stage and you can start matching shadow perspective with slides - see example below:

Dynamic shadows

Dynamic shadows are automatically generated based on transitions settings as a simulation of a cube shadow from the light coming from top.

Following settings are available for further tweaking:

  1. Tint & Alpha - shadow color and alpha values
  2. Blur - amount of shadow blur (soft or sharp shadows)
  3. Corner Pins - X & Y coordinate for each corner pin based on which shadow distortion is calculated on.

Static shadow

Static shadow is represented through shadow bitmap. Common usage scenario for this type of shadow is with 2D transitions - when there is no movement of 3D cube. That will allow you to precisely place and adjust shadow to your 3D slide panel, which will bring 3D look to another level.

Working with static shadow is straightforward:

  1. Include shadow in the CU3ER by selecting desired shadow image from library.
  2. Adjust position for each shadow image corner by dragging corresponded distortion handle to desired position or simply enter desired values..