Finally a way to remove unwanted reflections

After a lot of testing I found a way to remove the environmental reflections from the table under the product. The main idea is to use HDR’s with no worries and without postproduction. This method It is extremely useful for product shots and other product placement.:
table with no environment in Blender Cycles
…and the blend file:extract reflections.blend (1.3 MB)


New version of the blend file with shaders for environment, object and lights for full control on what we want to reflect on the “table”:
extract reflections v2.blend (1.7 MB)