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Product Shadows (Ambient Occlusion)

Product Shadows (Ambient Occlusion)



In the Sayduck Platform you can use Ambient Occlusion (AO) to add shadows to our products. Shadows are an important element to make the product look more realistic.

From the image below, you can see the difference that AO can bring.



Product Shadows



To add shadows to a model, you will need to upload a Ambient Occlusion (AO) texture to the Material.



Shadow plane



To add Shadow plane or contact shadow to your product, upload assets to the Variant information.

Shadow plane texture: JPG or none transparent PNG with the contact shadow. Fully while part of the texture will become transparent.

Shadow plane (mesh): The mesh used for the shadow. You can upload both horizontal and vertical meshes depending on where the shadow should appear.



Creating Ambient occlusion texture



The Ambient occlusion (AO) texture is created in a 3D modelling software. The shadow properties are baked into a texture which can them be uploaded to a Material.

For more information, search a guide from YouTube: How to bake AO texture

Updated on: 07/03/2023

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