I hate adding an AO node just to generate a mask. It adds ten years of processing time, and I don't need it to be physically based right now!
This node sprung from that frustration, along with three others.
I use them absulutely every time I need an effect that doesn't require the extra features of the Allegorithmic nodes.
You'll find the other three nodes on my Gumroad:
Uploaded: almost 4 years ago
Updated: almost 4 years ago
File Name: AO_fast.sbs
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