Ambient Occlusion node

Left Toolbar > Value icon Value Nodes > Relief icon Ambient Occlusion node

The Ambient Occlusion node computes at each pixel the ambient occlusion produced by the neighbor pixels as if the image was a height map.

Relief in image

Relief out image


To create an ambient occlusion image:

  1. On the left toolbar choose Value Nodes > Ambient Occlusion. Value icon > Relief icon

  2. Drag the Ambient Occlusion icon into the Node Graph.

    Ambient Occlusion node

  3. Connect the input image into the image socket in the Ambient Occlusion node.

  4. Adjust the attributes of the Ambient Occlusion node to modify the output image.


An image that represents a height map.


An image with the ambient occlusion at each pixel.

Attributes Panel

Relief attributes

Radius Defines the area around each pixel that cast shadows.

Seamless If checked the filter wraps the image in X and Y to produce a tileable seamless image.

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