I am trying to learn camera tracking to include 3D assets to filmed footage. When I activate rendered view mode everything is black other than the 3d objects. I also can't seem to make the ground become a shadow catcher.

  • $\begingroup$ Do you use Cycles (Eevee has no shadow catcher)? Did you "Set Up Tracking Scene"? Is your Film transparent (Render Properties -> Film)? $\endgroup$
    – LaserLars
    Jul 18 at 13:18
  • $\begingroup$ Cycles. It turns out that everything was working. I didnt understand how render layers work. The shadows were on the background layer. I didnt know that when you render, it renders the layers 1 by 1 so I was confused. Thank you though. $\endgroup$ Jul 18 at 15:06


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