Is it possible to have a material only respond to light, and not reflect the environment or surrounding objects? In other words, always treat everything around it as pure black, same as if you had only the object and the world color was black?

This seems like the sort of thing that should be possible with Light path, but I haven't been able to figure it out.

  • $\begingroup$ It's kinda workaround but check here: blender.stackexchange.com/questions/90481/… $\endgroup$
    – cgslav
    Commented Jan 6, 2018 at 11:51
  • $\begingroup$ Can you provide any visual references for the result you want to achieve? I've seen OSL scripts that base their lighting only on Lamp light sources while ignoring indirect bounces... (to achieve a toon shading look.) $\endgroup$
    – Mentalist
    Commented Jan 6, 2018 at 15:00
  • $\begingroup$ maybe you could render just that object into another "black world" scene and then composite it back in the full scene? $\endgroup$
    – m.ardito
    Commented Jan 7, 2018 at 10:11


You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .