How To: Do an ambient occlusion bake in Modo 201

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 advanced features such as n-gons and edge weighting.

Learn how to use this powerhouse, polygon package with tips for everyone, from the beginner designer to the professionals. Watch this video tutorial to see how to do an ambient occlusion bake in Modo 201.

The basic concept of Ambient Occlusion is to shade the model in such a way as to accentuate the nooks and crannies of your model. Ambient Occlusion basically means what areas of your model are hidden from ambient light in the scene. In other words, which portions of your model are slightly shadowed. This output option is very useful for use with texture baking.

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