OK, I've finally gotten fully involved with PV360. Though I don't like that I cannot tweak a scene or material, the renderings themselves are quite clean and they set up quickly. But I have some questions after producing some renderings I needed to process later with Photoshop:
1) How do I get a shadow to fall across a floor, while not explicitly showing the floor and environment? If you see my web site, this is the general format I've used for my renderings when I used PhotoWorks (which is now hopelessly broken), and I'd like to mimic these results if possible. I noticed if I select the option to hide the environment, my shadow also disappears. (I don't really want a glossy floor--only a shadow.)
2) When I save a rendering to PNG or TIFF (formats which have alpha channels for transparent backgrounds), the rendering nonetheless renders the background as solid black and not transparent. Is there a way to change this? I'd prefer white over black, and transparent over anything. I don't see any options anywhere to specify this properly.
I appreciate any help with this. Thanks!