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What does the shadow catcher plugin allow?
Here is the scenario, we have a 3D character walking across the floor while casting a shadow. We want to composite this with an image in photoshop. Using shadow catcher we can render the character and shadow (with alpha) without the floor. Very useful.
With this example you will create a mograph generated object which will react to music for its motion and movement.
This is just a simple example, but it should teach you the basics of using Matrix Extrude in C4D, which is a fantastic feature of C4D.
The built in ‘Depth of Field‘ functionality has been in C4D for years. Simply put if you have something close up to the camera it will be in focus, and something in the distance will be blurred or vice-versa and even both making any object in the middle sharp.