Shadows only

unhandled

#1

Hey,

Is it possible to render only shadows like in Flamingo nxt?

Greets

Eike


#2

Yes, by a trick: enable at the material “only in secondary”. So, the material is invisible for the camera only.

If you need to hide many objects except a ground plane or something, than you could use the option at a neutral override material (material named “Vrayoverridematerial”) and at the ground material you disable “can be overriden”. So, only the ground is visible with all shadow and light effects.


#3

Just enable shadows under the channel options. It will only render the shadows to a separate layer.


#4

Sidenote: only works for shadows of lights and the shadow casting objects stay visible. Maybe this is wanted by Eike. I’m not sure. But GI shadows like from a HDRI environment can’t be find at the shadow output channel. This kind of shadow could be find at the GI channel.