Ambient occlusion is a shading and rendering technique used to calculate how exposed each point in a scene is to ambient lighting (source: Wikipedia).
Starting from Eyeshot 2023, it is possible to enable the Screen-Space Ambient Occlusion effect (SSAO): a fast approximation of ambient occlusion computed in real-time.
SSAO settings are accessed through the property AmbientOcclusionSettings Workspace.AmbientOcclusion.
Determines the maximum occluders search distance, expressed as a multiple of the viewport's height.
from left to right: increasing SSAO radius values
Determines the overall strength of the effect.
from left to right: increasing SSAO strength values
Screen-Space Ambient Occlusion is computationally expensive and is best suited for discrete GPUs. To make the effect run at interactive frame rates on less capable hardware configurations while providing the best possible quality for high-end machines, we introduced the concept of quality levels.
Quality levels are specified as an argument for AmbientOcclusionSettings constructor:
public AmbientOcclusionSettings(aoQuality quality, RenderContextBase renderContext)
There are 3 quality levels:
- Provides the lowest quality and the best performance
- Standard quality, best suited for discrete graphics cards
- Let Eyeshot detect the best settings
Please sign in to leave a comment.