Just for fun, i'm trying to recreate a scene from the (nice) movie Cherry 2000. Here's a link to the clip.

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I like the aesthetic, but I can't figure out how they did setup their scene; and that's what I would like to understand. Would it be possible to recreate something similar with Blender ?

There is a woman, a red spot, and... a metallic curtain ? Is this a metallic curtain for the shadows to be distorted like this ?

  • How did they do to have the shadow so sharpened ?
  • Where is placed the lady compared to the camera ? And is she behind the curtain ? Then it couldn't be a metallic curtain ?
  • How did they lighten the scene ? The more "metallic" my curtain is, the more narrow the light "slice" I get.

Well, i'm sure I could learn more things about materials and lighting by understanding this.

Your input is welcome! I have nothing convincing yet but I can share my actual file so you can play with the curtain : the file is here.

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And here's a test with Suzanne between the camera and the curtain - but that's cheating; I did hide the object from cycles so i get only its shadow (Ray Visibility)

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  • $\begingroup$ Nothing wrong with cheating if you get the result you want. $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Jan 6, 2018 at 3:01
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, but in this case, I should not need to cheat. There must be a way to recreate the same setup.... $\endgroup$
    – gordie
    Jan 6, 2018 at 10:45


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