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CreateShadow - Compatible or not?

Feb 7, 2009 at 3:30 PM
I am trying to add flat drop shadows from the skinned models by multiplying with a CreateShadow matrix.

But the result is very distorted. Other models are rendered OK with the same technique. Only the skinned models using XNAnimation come out wrong.

Is this technique at all compatible with XNAnimation? If so, how can it be made to work? If not, what alternatives exist for this kind of simple shadowing?
Feb 13, 2009 at 8:41 AM
So I tested CreateShadow out with the 'Skinned Animation' sample from the XNA website - and that works fine!

So, the technique only fails with XNAnimation. What should I do? Any ideas?
Feb 14, 2009 at 3:23 PM
I am switching to XNA Animation Component Library:

It looks very promising - drop shadows work, and it has additive animation blending and support for attaching objects too!