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I have a mirror and an object in front of it. I want to hide the reflection of that object and show instead a reflection in the mirror of another object hidden in that scene,is that possible?

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  • $\begingroup$ A different object altogether, or the same object with a different material? $\endgroup$ – Robin Betts Jan 5 at 12:42
  • $\begingroup$ a different object, the sketch is just to show what i mean $\endgroup$ – Jack Jan 5 at 12:47
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I slapped together a quick example. In short - The visibility options for the first object (Suzanne) have glossy, shadow and diffuse turned off.

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The second object (cone) has only visibility for glossy enabled.

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This results in Suzanne not being visible in the reflection and the cone just being visible in the mirror.

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Depending on what you're needing, there might be more involved ways of doing it via compositing, but I hope this answers your original question.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes, this is exactly what i was looking for! Thank you very much! $\endgroup$ – Jack Jan 6 at 7:22
  • $\begingroup$ Also is there a way to have the suzanne head show its reflection on everything except the mirror? $\endgroup$ – Jack Jan 6 at 7:45
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    $\begingroup$ Only if you do it via compositing/render layers, not with this general approach unfortunately $\endgroup$ – tobkum Jan 6 at 9:21
  • $\begingroup$ because my idea was to have a very shiny floor material like it's wet. I can change it to a rough surface like rock but it would be useful to know also for future projects if someone knows how to do it. $\endgroup$ – Jack Jan 6 at 9:22
  • $\begingroup$ oh ok unluckily i don't know how to use the compositor and render layers very well yet.. thanks for the answers!! $\endgroup$ – Jack Jan 6 at 9:23

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