I am working on a project where I am using the Clone Stamp Effect to remove tracking markers from the original footage. When I apply the Clone Stamp Effect to the footage, my "Shadow Catcher Plane" no longer displays shadows in the camera view. The layer stack looks like this...
Camera -> Light -> 3D Object -> Shadow Catcher Plane -> Reflection Plane -> Original Footage (with the Clone Stamp Effect sourcing the Grade Layer below) -> Grade Layer -> 3D Plane with Masking for the Clone Stamp Effect
I don't see any reason why the Shadows would disappear in the Camera View. Note, the shadows are still there in Perspective Mode, and the Reflection Plane works as it should in any view.
I realize there would be a couple of work-arounds. One would be to not use the Clone Stamp Effect and just use a duplicate of the original footage with a Set Matte Effect sourcing the Grade Layer. Two would be to put the Clone Stamp Effect Original Footage in its own Nested Composite Shot so that the Clone Stamp Effect is not in the Composite with the Shadow Catcher.
I just find it strange that using a Clone Stamp Effect on the Original Footage would cause shadows to no longer render in the Composite Shot.
It is important to note that it is specifically because I am sourcing a Grade Layer in the Clone Stamp Effect that the shadows are disappearing. Any thoughts?