Join Steve Nelle for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying Ambient Occlusion, part of 3ds Max 2010 New Features.
With the introduction of Ambient Occlusion shading directly inside of View, Max…2010 provides an even greater level of visual accuracy and realism, in hopes of…more closely matching ones Viewport to the actual finished render. Let's take a…look at how it's activated and controlled. Now to fully understand the effect…and benefits of Ambient Occlusion, let's first turn the Shadows off in our light.…Now if you look below the desk and chair, you'll notice we have no shading…whatsoever, this is where the Ambient Occlusion comes into play. To activate…that, we'll go up to our Shading menu, over to our Lighting and Shadows, and…then enable the Ambient Occlusion. Now watch the change underneath the table.…
The Ambient Occlusion basically adds an additional level of shading to any…surface that lies in close proximity to another object or objects in the Scene.…Adding the Ambient Occlusion to your shaded view, just brings you one step…closer to having a better idea of what your eventual render will turn out looking like.…
- Using the Application button and QuickAccess toolbar
- Understanding the Viewport changes and shading enhancements
- Understanding and customizing the Modeling Ribbon
- Managing materials with the new Material Explorer
- Exploring improvements to the Mental Ray Render Frame window
- Adding multiple soundtracks using ProSound
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Working with the New Interface
Understanding the interface1m 41s
2. Scene Management Tools
3. Viewport Changes and Enhancements
4. Modeling Improvements
6. Other New Stuff
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