Cycles shadow only for compositing is finally here!

Hey, :yes: just thought i’d share the good news. With the #45391 build which has the new shadow pass option for the render layers its finally possible to get separate shadows in cycles. The workflow is: put your objects that will pick up the shadows in their own layer
disable the combined and z pass and enable the diffuse and indirect as well as the shadow pass---- in compositor simply add the indirect and the diffuse to the shadow pass - so its not completely black - and then multiply to your footage before mixing or alpha overing the cg stuff.:wink:

Can you send test blend file please?

Sorry can’t attach blend files and even pics and such have to be online to attach.

If you know how the compositor works it shouldn’t be to difficult to replicate.