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Having problems simulating Text on Cloth

Hope this is the right topic for this.

I want to simulate a peace of cloth with text on it waving in the wind, but with the flag itself being invisible. Only the text is supposed to be rendered.

I can't do it like in the attached picture and just use a black flag on flag background, because I need a natural lighted background. I also want shading on the text, and not like in the picture.

I can't even manage to attach text to the Plane with the cloth tag I made, because I tried it with mograph text, and it didn't simulate.

example of similar effect but missing proper lighting

  • Setup transparency in the material. That may be from the images alpha or from a mask. Even before the simulation the flag should only show the text. – sambler Apr 5 '17 at 0:28
  • Rendering several passes could work well? You could get one pass/setup to render the mask, then just render the flag material itself and composite in Photoshop or similar. – Marc Edwards Apr 5 '17 at 3:37

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