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Blocking/Removing Shadow for clean shadowmatte July 29, 2019, 11:01 a.m.

Hey everyone,

I am trying to create a shadow pass for only one object (red torus), but the shadow of that object gets partially blocked by another object (yellow plane).
Is there a way to remove that shadow?

Example setup:

Light from the left.
Grey plane has a shadowmatte material.
Torus and yellow plane are phantom objects.

I want the torus shadow as a separate shadowpass.
Yellow plane should block the shadow of the torus but not cast shadow itself.

This is the result I get:

This is the result I want:

I tried removing the yellow plane from the shadows (Render Visibility: “-shadow”) but then I receive this:

Does anyone have an idea how this could be solved?
Thank you for your time!