how to cut out certain part of the object by compositing

hi
I want cut out the lower overlapping part of the cube with the sphere so that the backgound image is shown through.
please check attatched .blend.
thanks

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Use an ID pass of the sphere as a mask or matte shape, set that as an alpha channel and add it to the cube image alpha.

Hey
ID pass works!
I found Blender wiki ID pass manual.

Thank you

Only drawback is that the ID pass isn’t anti aliased from memory. So it can have a rough edge.

recent build from graphicall.org has anti aliase check box for ID pass node works fine.