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How can I cast artificially darker shadows?

I want to make certain shadows more prominent (using Cycles) without further illuminating the rest of the scene. Example: I have a simple studio with a bowl of fruit and 3-point lighting. The light ...
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2answers
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Shadowless render pass

I would like to have full control of the shadows in post production. That's why I would like to have A shadow render pass containing only the shadows of my scene A shadowless render pass containing ...
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1answer
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How to get rid of an object's reflection?

I am creating a logo for a friend (not getting paid), and I want to figure out a way to get rid of one object's reflection against another without removing the other object's reflectivity. If you look ...
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1answer
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How to create an infinite plane in cycles?

I have already found one similar question, however it doesn't correctly address what I am talking about. Please see this, example to know exactly what I'm talking about. I have only found this, and ...
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1answer
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How to create a shadows pass in cycles?

Everytime I am doing one thing another problem comes up, and I have a deadline to follow unless there is a way to create shadows using another software (after effects)? I want to composite this thing ...
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1answer
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Transparent render layers

I am trying to figure out how to work with render layers. Now I have two render layers connected to the output via Alpha Over node. But when I render the composite output layer is not the combined ...
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2answers
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How do I make a pure white plane that receives shadows?

Basically, I just want a shader for my ground plane that receives shadows but is otherwise pure white. I figured this would just be a simple checkbox or two but it's proving to be more complicated. ...
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3answers
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Transparency/Masking : See through an Outer Sphere and see Inner Sphere in true colours

Summary I want to be able to look through an outer sphere - BlueSphere, and see another sphere inside - RedSphere This is the target goal I'm trying to get to: Issues Here is what I have tried, ...
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1answer
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How to do a lightcast only Layer in Cycles?

I try to render a layer that only includes the light as if it was cast onto an object. But it seams it is not possible to make a material that is invisible for the camera but bounces light from a ...
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0answers
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How to composite shadow pass with image sequences?

I rendered passes from a scene in another program and wanted to use Blender to composite them. What is the node setup for combining a diffuse color pass and shadow pass into one image? Thanks! Color: ...
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1answer
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Best background for cut outs

Often I create a 3D scene in order to save the 2D image and do some post-production in Photoshop. Also in some cases the final result (after post) is an Isolated on White image. What is the best way ...
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Compositing with Shadows and resources [closed]

I would like to know how to composite a shadow in Cycles. The diffuse already has a shadow. I did the add and then multiply of the three diffuse passes. (Direct, Indirect and color) that is ...