EEVEE shadow catcher with reflections material

(1 customer review)


Get around the problem of EEVEE’s lack of shadows/reflection catcher, and finally get your models to be much more realistically integrated with your HDRI environment.  Also results in correct alpha channels for compositing over a different background in comp

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Can I save the alpha for compositing in another software?

Yes, set the film to transparent in the render settings and save as an alpha supporting format such as .png.


Can I have just shadows?




Can I have just reflections?

Yes, by turning off the shadows on the lights




Does it work without a hdri?

Yes, set a solid colour in the world shader editor:

without transparency:




A short tutorial on how it works can be found here:

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1 review for EEVEE shadow catcher with reflections material

  1. arefmerhi (verified owner)

    Blender Evee serves my purposes much better than Cycles. so when it came out I was ecstatic. The only problem I was facing was the lack of shadow catcher material. THIS, product made Evee complete.

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