I´m want to share experiments that I make because some clients ask me if I can change objects in same way to materials.
We know that is posible select custom hide in view options but always we need to be carefull with shadows projected by hiden objects.
This issue can minimaze if we use ambient oclussion, so this is my experiment.
I hope this help to give to clients that they ask for.
First scene https://all360.shapespark.com/prueba_sillones/ you can see the shadows problem
Not placing the overlapping objects prevents the shadow of these Indira over the others in the same place.
Organizing rooms or dining rooms in such a way that the objects do not overlap each other prevents the collision of shadows.
Second Scene https://all360.shapespark.com/prueba_sillones2/ the shadows in floor and mirror reflections does´n disappear switching on ambient occlusion when you hide chairs, but this action help a lot to explain different scenarios.
Will it be possible to link the shadow to the object and not to the surface?
So when you turn off the hidden object you hide it too!