On the left, without Preview AO; on the right, Preview AO enabled – ZBrush artist: Joseph Drust
Sculpt with real-time render accuracy that shows every stroke applied to your mesh in detail. The real-time ambient occlusion feature gives you the ability to quickly visualize what portions of the model need that extra touch. Bring your creations to life in real-time with the Preview AO (Ambient Occlusion) feature.
Preview AO works with any material. You can adjust the effect by changing the settings such as Quality, Intensity and Radius.
Preview AO functions
The functions are in the Render >> Preview AO sub-palette.
Turn on to activate Preview Ambient Occlusion. Turn off to disable.
Adjust the slider to change the accuracy of the ambient occlusion. Higher values give greater accuracy. The default setting of 3 is good for normal sculpting.
Adjust the slider to change how strongly the ambient occlusion is rendered. Higher values will tend to produce a darker effect.
Adjust to change how far the ambient occlusion effect extends from the model’s larger features. Higher values extend the ambient occlusion shading further.
Adjust to change how far the ambient occlusion effect extends from the model’s smaller features. Higher values extend the ambient occlusion shading further.
Used to adjust the amount of blur in the ambient occlusion. Higher values will result in more blur, softening the effect.