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.
Adobe After Effects CC 2018 and later
Keep up to date with the latest version of VFX Shadow.
The minimum GPU required is an Intel HD 5000 integrated graphics chip. Of course, newer and faster discrete GPU components from AMD and Nvidia will yield faster performance.
- For Nvidia, we recommend 9xx series graphics cards or newer; mobile GPUs; or the professional series Quadro cards.
- For AMD, we recommend 200 series graphics cards or newer; mobile GPUs; or the professional series FireGL cards.
VRAM size requirements: For HD resolution output, we recommend that your GPU have at least 2 GB of memory. If you are planning on doing high-resolution project in 4K or more, we recommend a GPU with at least 4 GB of memory.
Any CPU from Intel or AMD is supported.
Get up to speed with the following resources.
Watch our getting started videos to get up to speed with VFX Shadow or browse our other tutorials.
This user guide has been designed to help you get comfortable with all of the tools and features of VFX Shadow.
Browse our FAQ section for VFX Shadow to find quick answers to the most common questions.
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