Material and/or setting needed to create paper that could be used in a shadowbox scene. CYCLES


I have been racking my brain as to how to make materials and light work correctly to create a shadowbox scene. I have seen an old thread where someone created the effect perfectly in v-ray using 2sided-material, but in cycles this seems to be incredibly tricky.

I have tried:
settings all bounces to 100+
transmission materials
sss materials
translucent + translucent & diffuse materials

Thought the scene idea would be a fun little exercise and now it’s put me on a quest to figure out if cycles is able to render a scene with light going through multiple pieces of paper.


Can you show an example image of the look you are aiming for?

also if possible upload a sample file for testing

happy cl