How to make an item transparent but keep the shadow of it

by Eric Brochu   Last Updated August 03, 2018 21:15 PM

I have a project where I need to see light rays. I have a light source which is a sphere :

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Over it I have an Icosphere where I removed some faces to let light pass through it :

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Over all of it i have a simple sphere where i use this node enter image description here

With this setup and a sampling of 512, I got this result: enter image description here

I need to keep the rays but hide the icosphere so the light source and rays remain visible. Is it possible to do it?



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