How to seperate shadow catcher completely

Discussion created by kep0a on May 16, 2020

Hey - I was wondering if it's possible to completely cut out the shadow catcher and have it render separately. In Cycles there is a hold out option to remove an object completely, then you would have the shadow on a different pass. How can I do something similar here? The goal is to composite the final shadow in photoshop. Pro Render doesn't seem to have a hold-out option.


I can use the shadow as a selection and cut it out in Photoshop, but that doesn't seem like the right solution.


I've included a picture of my project, if I need to upload my .blend I can but it is big. The frame backing is the shadow catcher.