I know I can stop an object from casting a shadow under "Ray Visibility," but can I also stop an object from receiving one in Cycles? Sometimes I want an object to cast a shadow, but only specific things should be kept out of the shadow. The Light Path node has the output "Is shadow ray," but it doesn't seem to do the trick.

  • $\begingroup$ Hello and welcome. Please don't write in all caps in the title or body of any posts, it is the written equivalent of shouting, is harder to read and may be considered rude. Please use the edit button below the post to change you text into regular case. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 10, 2023 at 0:30
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    $\begingroup$ I think what I might do is use view layers to isolate the objects from each other. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 10, 2023 at 0:46
  • $\begingroup$ I had the same issue and i have solved it using the compositor + cryptomatte, would be nice to have a checkbox button same as casting shadow has. $\endgroup$
    – Ebi
    Commented Feb 6 at 14:14


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