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neilp
04-22-2004, 05:04 AM
Could anybody let me know if there is a process used to 'bake' multiple objects and surfaces in one hit rather than having to surface bake each object and surface individually? Any help would be appreciated

Exper
04-22-2004, 05:24 AM
If I'm not misunderstanding...
just add the Surface Baker to all surfaces you want bake...
then render!

neilp
04-22-2004, 06:57 AM
My model is of a hospital development, it would take days if not weeks to bake each individual surface

Proj
04-23-2004, 11:00 AM
This might help...this is how i have done it...it actually very easy

1.place all objects in the scene in one layer and triple all polygons

2.create a new texture map choose altas

3.in layout in one (one!) of your surfaces add the suface baking shader...choose bake to image...select your uv map.

4 render your scene...your baked surface map will also be created.

5.apply this new map to you atlas uv. you might have press q to create a new surface for you entire scene

6.remember to remove your surface baker shader before you render again..you dont need it now.

7.blame me if i have forgotten something

its very cool especially because you dont have to apply it to every surface...that would be a bit tedious.

neilp
04-26-2004, 06:20 AM
cool bananas proj, thanks for your input....you have resucitated my project in one operation..no punn intended!