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Bump/Height map to Ambient Occlusion map

Bump/Height map to Ambient Occlusion map (Effect)Original Image

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Author: Alex Grain

Filter Details

  • Downloads: 1755
  • Requires Filter Forge 2.0
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2011
  • Usage Rank: High
  • Comments (5)


Takes a bump/height map and converts it into a ambient occlusion map.(FAST and SOFT)This map can be added to the diffuse map, to get the effect of ambient occlusion.


texturing, ambient occlusion, map, fast, shadow, snippet.


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