Ambient occlusion


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Ambient occlusion

Another popular form of lighting in Blender is called ambient occlusion. Now this is very similar to ambient lighting, but it adds in additional shading that gives it a much more realistic effect. So let's take a look at this scene. I have my standard cup and saucer, but I've removed all the textures so you can see the effect more clearly. Now let's go ahead and render this scene. And as you can see, there are no lights in the scene. Now ambient occlusion does not need a light to work.

It's kind of like ambient lighting, in that it's just an overall lighting in the scene. It's not a specific light. So we can get to ambient occlusion by going into our World panel and scrolling down to Ambient Occlusion. When I click that on, you'll notice how two panels light up: Ambient Occlusion and Gather. Let's just go ahead and do a quick render of ambient occlusion. Now as you can see, we get shading in the scene. That's because we're creating an overall ambient ...

Ambient occlusion
Video duration: 7m 11s 7h 47m Beginner Updated Aug 13, 2014

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Ambient occlusion provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Blender Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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Blender
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