I'm trying to use the Setup Tracking Scene button(in the Movie Clip Editor) with Cycles. While it works fine in Blender Internal, when I switch it to Cycles, I don't get shading or shadows. Is the setup for compositing in Cycles different from Blender Internal?

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    $\begingroup$ Would you mind adding a screenshot of the Cycles render? $\endgroup$
    – CharlesL
    Commented Jun 10, 2013 at 16:02

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Yes it is different. I believe that for cycles you don't have directly a "shadow only" material. You have to do some tricks in material settings(with the node editor).

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    $\begingroup$ perhaps you would like to elaborate on these tricks? $\endgroup$
    – zeffii
    Commented Jun 10, 2013 at 17:19
  • $\begingroup$ You may be able to use some of the stuff in properties>object>ray visibility $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Commented Jun 21, 2013 at 19:33

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