I'm doing a bit of archviz for a buddy's bathroom remodel, and I want the windows and reflective surfaces to show a background without it darkening the scene. I think in 2.79 you could set the object to not cast shadows, but that seems to have been removed. I know I could use view layers, but A. I'm very confused by them, despite them ironically being made to supposedly be easier than the old method, and B. Next to a window is a glass plane that reflects the environment, and I don't know how I'd composite that in. I've also added in an external ground plane to get some ground color bounces. background

No Background

Of note is the image with the background is blocking a lot of sun and sky light, so it's darker overall.



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