View Full Version : Urgent!! Problem Baking Area Shadows!!

02-21-2005, 02:23 PM
Please tell me i am doing something wrong. have a whole area light setup i need to bake for a deadline render and am getting weird shadows in the baked images!!

And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me i am doing something wrong and that arealights CAN be properly baked!!


02-21-2005, 03:40 PM
Anyone with a solution?? And if itīs a bug,please someone confirm it so i can replace the area setup with shadowmaps (there goes a night of of sleep!!)

02-21-2005, 04:57 PM
Hi! I have no solution, but I can confirm that I get the same result in both 7.5 and 8.2. Try using spotlights or an occlusion plugin to get a simular shadow. Good luck!

02-21-2005, 05:03 PM
sorry, no good news baking does not take into acount motion blur tricks. And i think shadow mapping blurring doesn't bake well either. :(

02-22-2005, 02:05 AM
I haven't tried to bake area lights myself, but it's probably a bug.

However - one of the big advantages of baking stuff is that it becomes very easy to manipulate the textures in other applications.

I'd suggest you open the baked texture in a 2D app such as Photoshop and blur the shadow area slightly. Easy peasy.