Ground plane

The ground plane provides an infinite horizontal platform for the image that stretches to the horizon in all directions positioned at a defined elevation. The ground plane renders much faster than using a large planar surface as a base.


Turns the ground plane on. images/groundplane-002a.png Ground plane disabled (left) and enabled (right).


Applies a transparent alpha channel to the ground plane so the image can be composited with the cast shadow into another image. See: Wikipedia article: Alpha compositing. images/groundplane-004a.png Ground plane shows shadow, but is otherwise transparent in the image.


Specifies the ground plane’s height above zero. images/groundplane-005a.png Ground plane elevation above zero.


Assigns a material to the ground plane. images/groundplane-003a.png Ground plane with raised elevation and water material.