In the Image below I've placed some 'feathers' on top of each other.
They are made of image-planes with transparent backgrounds.
The problem I have is that I would like the feathers to receive shadows from other feathers. However I don't want them to catch lights (which happens on the left where I've added a strong spot-light)
The ideal thing would be to have the node-settings something like the feathers on the right (seen in the last picture), but that the image-plane also can receive a shadow.
Is it possible to achieve this using only the node-editor? (or do I have to use render layers?! I'm not sure how to do that either...)
If someone knows a good way to solve this, please let me know! :)