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How to use the New Blender Shadow Catcher


Jayanam gives a quick walkthrough of how to use the new Shadow Catcher option for image composition.

This is a tutorial about the Blender shadow catcher, a feature for compositing that is currently available in the latest build of Blender 2.78c.

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My name is Matthias from jayanam and we are recording gamedev tutorials for our youtube channel. We are also creating models and games using Blender, Unity, Krita and other applications.


  1. Stephen Norrington on

    Thanks for this, great info, very simple and straightforward - may I suggest dropping the BG music or perhaps using something a lot more more understated - the dramatic music was quite distracting for me, I needed to watch the tut a few times to concentrate on the info - but great info nevertheless, thanks again - cheers, Stephen Norrington

      • Glenn Melenhorst on

        Ahh, my mistake. I went to and saw the latest build of Blender 2.78c was available so I just downloaded it and started looking :)


  2. AT LAST! After all these years of Cycles, a quick way to drop objects in environments without render layers and a massive compositing node tree! That single check box is the most powerful Blender upgrade for a long time. Thanks for the quick and efficient description Jayanam.

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