[Blender 3.2] How to create an ui shadow

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[Blender 3.2] How to create an ui shadow

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Create a plane, scale it like in the picture, place it under the truck (directly under the tires), set vertex paint to zero and create a
new material with Diffuse BSDF shader

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In "Shading" tab, add new image, give it a name and resolution something like 512x1024. Make sure you click
on it so it is with a white frame, otherwise blender won't bake.

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Now change the render settings like you see here

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Now click on Bake and wait untils it's done.

After it is done, save the file as tga

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Now open the image in a graphic program (I use gimp)

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First of all let's invert the colors

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after that, go to Colors > Curves and change it like in the picture

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save it as a new texture file and give it a new name. something like ui_shadow_4x2_alpha.tga. after that create. A new image with full black resolution 512x1024 and save it as ui_shadow_4x2.tga. Now I use the programdxtbmp to edit the alpha channel. Now I open the ui_shadow_4x2.tga file and replace the alpha image by clicking on the open folder icon and select the file ui_shadow_4x2_alpha.tga.
Now save it as ui_shadow_4x2.tga and you're done.

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