Light a House with Ambient Occlusion in Blender

How To : Light a house with ambient occlusion in Blender

This Blender 3D tutorial teaches you how to light a scene (in this case a house) from scratch using Ambient Occlusion, one lamp for the Sun and a hemi in the interior to fake radiosity. Ambient occlusion is a great way to light things, so if you need to learn 3D ray-trace ligh ...more

How To : Create an ambient occlusion effect in Blender

This clip presents a guide to faking ambient occlusion (AO) using vertex colors and nodes with glsl in Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new ti ...more

How To : Render an infinite ground plane in Blender

This clip goes through process of setting up a infinite ground plane with shadows to better display your models within Blender. The tip also looks at a couple of tweaks while using Ambient Occlusion to adjust the shadows. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular ...more

How To : Do an ambient occlusion bake in Modo 201

Go beyond the traditional 3D workflow to an immersive creative experience with the software Modo, created by Luxology. Modo is the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering for Mac and PC. Modo includes 3D sculpting tools, animation and network rendering, and advan ...more

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How To : Illustrate with markers and colored pencils

Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to illustrate with markers and colored pencils. "This video shows my process for making an illustration (non tradigital). I use illustration markers (usually prismacolor) and color pencils (usually prisma once again) and a wax b ...more

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