The ultimate tool for simulating Shadows in After Effects
Plugin Everything Shadow Studio 3 is the ultimate tool for simulating Shadows in After Effects. Cast gorgeous raytraced shadows & light with the ultimate shadow plugin for After Effects.
Please note the presets are currently only compatible with CC 2021 and above.
VIDEO Elevate your designs with soft shadows, global illumination, built-in extrusion and bevel… Shadow Studio 3 does it all With turbocharged raytracing, the next level of realism is here
Simulate gorgeous 3D phenomena such as global illumination, ambient occlusion, subsurface scattering and glossy reflections, all based on your alpha channel.
Become the master of photons; casting light & shadow
Shadow Studio 3 is your lighting playground. Create voluminous results with directional & point lights.
Over 36 Included Presets to kickstart your creativity
Get a headstart on your project lookdev by utilizing our 36+ unique presets and project files.
View Preset Gallery Intuitive Gradient Editor
Animate, offset and loop your gradient.
Get perfect blending with our Linear Gamma checkbox and render stylistic results with the No Interpolation option
Cast colourful light based on your layer source to generate gorgeous glossy reflections or use it for stylised results. Artist Credit: Jellygummies
Improved Flexibility, Combine Multiple Modes
Inner Shadow mode is now a checkbox compatible with all other modes. Generate inner shadows with a point light, directional light, or even inverse inner shadows.
Enhance your workflow with Powerful Utility Presets
Directional Point Rig is a 360° orbiting light rig with sliders for the radius and rotation speed. No keyframes, no fuss!
Utility Bevel generates a subtle stylish bevel you can add to any composition to add that extra level of dimensionality.
Versatility above just realism
Go LoFi or retro, pixelated or cartoonish; the styles are endless.
Enhanced Compositing Controls
Now featuring all 37 Ae blending modes as well as alpha biasing & matte gamma controls; dial the exact look and selectively apply texturing to specific areas of your shadow.
After Effects 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017
macOS 11.3+ Windows 7+ GPU required (integrated GPU such as Intel Iris supported) Apple Silicon native. Older mac’s (~2013) with Nvidia cards may not work 1.0.2 – Dec 11, 2023
– Windows only: fix gradient UI selection bug
1.0.1 – Dec 6, 2023
– Windows only bug fix for potential render crash
What’s new in v3?
– Gradients – RGBA Pipeline (shadow can inherit source pixel colours) – Inverse Shadows – Over 36 unique presets – Inner Shadows now compatible with all modes – Improved texturing & compositing controls