I have tried copying the settings from (http://rgbmix.blogspot.com/2014/08/shadow-only-material-in-cycles.html) To no evail. Here is my .blend (http://1drv.ms/1GO6f2F)

  • $\begingroup$ do you have any lights on the scene? $\endgroup$ – user1853 Nov 6 '15 at 18:22
  • $\begingroup$ related: blender.stackexchange.com/questions/5416/… and blender.stackexchange.com/questions/28491/… $\endgroup$ – user1853 Nov 6 '15 at 18:34
  • $\begingroup$ I realised that these methods I have tried to create a shadow only plane do not, for some reason, work with HDRI's I'll post a new question with the HDRi/Shadow only plane problem EDIT: I found the answer to that too $\endgroup$ – Marcus Mravik Nov 10 '15 at 22:21
  • $\begingroup$ Could you post the answer? $\endgroup$ – Dontwalk May 17 '16 at 19:14

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Any questions on this solution I came up with, just ask. Sorry for the late reply. Hope this helps the rest of you! You can use an HDRI with this BTW!


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