Author Topic: Rendering a Set of Scene Objects Individually with Shadows, Reflections etc.  (Read 963 times)

2021-08-29, 10:10:22


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This is an old feature I used to benefit a lot with Mental Ray, named as "Render Subset of Scene/Masking"

There are times we need to add people, plants or other objects after an animation rendering is completed. The Render Selected feature can be used to render objects separately with alpha, but this way you can't have shadows, reflections, GI effects of the object in relation to the existing surrounding objects. Adding Shadow Catcher Material to the rest of the objects can help render shadows but it requires extra work and poses a risk of saving the scene with Shadow Catcher Materials assigned, unless you save it with another name.

I'd be more than happy to have this feature at hand.