Rhino Render, Objects Hidden From Camera?


#1

Is it possible in Rhino Render to have objects in the scene be hidden from the camera but still cast shadows? I do this often in Maxwell Render, and would like to also do this for Rhino Render.

Thanks,
Seth


(Andrew le Bihan) #2

No. It is not possible with RhinoRender


(John Brock) #3

I just tried something that should not have worked, but did.
I set up a scene with a box, turned on the GroundPlane, added a light, and then a cylinder object in front of the light but out of viewport camera view.

As expected, the cylinder did not cast a shadow.

Then I Zoomed back far enough that the cylinder was seen by the camera and cast a shadow.
Next I Zoomed back in and even though the cylinder was out of the viewport camera, it still cast a shadow and running a render included the shadow.
It’s kinds of cheesy but this technique might get you where you want to go.


#4

John, thanks, that’s something to think about. At the moment I’m rendering a one day sun study from plan view, so might not work in this instance, but maybe I can do something else.