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Why does my ambient occlusion texture bake turn black when it's finished?

I'm trying to bake Ambient Oclusion texture but i'm ending up with wierd results. While it's baking it looks good but when it finished it turns to almost black. Do you have any idea why it happens, ...
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Ambient occlusion baked UV map is dark/ugly and not looking the way I want it to

I am making a model for a video game and I need to AO bake a uv map. I've been trying to do it similar to the way a person did in their video but he's using an older version so it ends up like this: ...
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Marmoset High Poly Import Issues

I’m trying to bake Normal and AO maps in Marmoset for the first time with a model I made in Blender, and I’m getting an issue regarding the High poly model importing. When I import it, it looks like ...
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AO Map is black and has artifacting

I am trying to bake an Ambient Occlusion map from a hi-res mesh onto a low-res mesh and I am getting some black artifacts on my AO map. I have been having a lot of problems with this hi-res mesh and ...
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xNormal black squares

I'm having issues where there are lines of dark squares when I'm rendering my ambient occlusion and vertex colors in xNormal. They look like this: And for the record this is what my normal looks like,...
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Weird shadow behavior on mesh

I have some weird shadows on my objects. More specific it changes when the angle of view has changed. You can see in the first image the middle cushion is lightened and in the second image is darkened....
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Weird ambient occlusion on back of object?

No idea whats happening here - in both eevee and cycles, no matter how I angle the light, increase the angle of the light, change material or change light type, I get this shadow/ambient occlusion on ...
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How can I use the shadow catcher on an object and sill get its shadow and ambient occlusion?

Im making a house on the side of a real and bigger house, so I modeled the real house to get its shadows and ambient occlusion, but when I activate the shadow catcher, they dissapear. ¿Is there a way ...
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Dark, Unwanted Shadows Between 'leaves' when Rendering in Cycles

I am hoping someone can help me with this situation. I am very new to rendering and texturing in blender and have not so surprisingly come across an issue that is preventing further progress. I am ...
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Is it possible to block the Ambient Occlusion impact for several objects in scene?

It`s Cycles, Ambient Occlusion is turned on in the scene, some objects benefit from it but others look way better without it. I thought about turning off Ambient Occlusion for the scene and add it ...
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How do you use the AO node with a baked image texture?

I downloaded a texture off of poliigon.com and it has an AO image texture. I'm familiar with AO, but I don't know how to use the image texture. All I have is the image
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no shadows where mesh intersect, weird glow instead,

Hey I am getting these weird glow instead of shadows near the edges or where the mesh intersects, I am rendering in Eevee and have AO turned on.
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Blender 2.8 : Black faces when baking ambient occlusion

I have a high poly crater that I'd want to make it into a low poly object. This is my low poly model for the crater. When I try to bake the ambient occlusion, there are solid black faces popping on ...
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Why isn't ambient occlusion rendering on objects closer to the camera?

In Blender2.79, Opengl renderer, on trying to render an animation in the viewport with ambient occlusion enabled for quick "outlines", blender renders outlines on the monkey head (farther from camera) ...
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Ambient occlusion in Principled BSDF

How to connect ambient occlusion texture with principled BSDF?
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Emphasizing Cycles Render Ambient Occlusion

I'd like to emphasize the amount of Ambient Occlusion (AO) in a render- I might try the Ambient Occlusion option in the world tab, but this simply brightens up the scene far too much, and doesn't do ...
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Adding Ambient Occlusion to Material

So I've baked an ambient occlusion map for my model, and want to apply it now. Currently, I have a material, which I've added two textures to: A color map The ambient occlusion map (in this order) ...
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I have a model and a normal map, can I bake Ambient Occlusion from both?

So I know how to regularly set up ambient occlusion baking in Blender, and I have applied the normal map using Blender Render. However, whenever I try to then bake AO, it does not take the normal map ...
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Why does my Ambient Occlusion bake and Exported UV Layout have color from my materials?

I have created an object and I have assigned a bunch of materials, each with different diffuse colors (for use in dDo) to different parts of the model. What I can't figure out is why when I bake my ...
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Whats the purpose of Ambient Occlusion node in Cycles?

I can only connect the node immediately to the surface otherwise i don't get any AO effect. I cant use for example as the vray dirt map. So what the purpose of it? thanks in advance :)
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How do you bake ambient occlusion for a model?

I have a model and I need to bake ambient occlusion for it. How do I bake an AO texture?
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What is Ambient Occlusion?

What is Ambient Occlusion and what are some of it's uses? I see it is used in creating what might be called "shadow catchers" in the following node tree setup: