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michiel | 8 months ago | 9 comments | 13 likes | 569 views

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In this Short we're testing 2 new features:

1) Soft shadows

Notice that the shadow of the right person falls on the robotic spider. This is done by placing an avatar model behind the camera. The left person is part of the skybox.

2) ShadowOnSkybox effect

This makes it possible to use shadow maps with a skybox layer. It generates shadows on an invisible plane. Notice that the colour and sharpness of the shadow of the waste bins (skybox) matches the shadow of the spider (3D model).

Both new features are planned for version


The 360° photo was taken with a RICOH THETA:

BixPack 43

The alien spider model is taken from the Robotic Arms pack:


The silly UFO at the end comes with Windows 3D Viewer. Choose FILE > 3D LIBRARY and search for UFO.


The distortion at the end is the Filters\Distortion effect applied to the camera layer.

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Wow, it happens only in Rotterdam. Loos very good.

Looked for the expensive for my wife......(have an Gopro 8 and an old Virb XE) this is to much🧐

Filip, 8 months ago


LostBoyz, 8 months ago

Very good integration in the landscape pic and nice final effect.

vincent, 8 months ago

Looks like it really was there! Hopefully not too many people were abducted from Rotterdam. 😉 Can't wait to get the new features. 🤩

Thor5ten, 8 months ago

The shadow is perfectly equal in intensity to the real one on the ground.
A curiosity the shadow of the person is an avatar?

Franco Aversa, 8 months ago

Super. L'ombre est très réussie et l'ombre des personnes est parfaitement projeté sur l'araignée.

le beau jojo, 8 months ago

Great integration in the image and great looking shadow!

Ulli, 8 months ago

AWESOME!!Can't wait to get the new features.michiel

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