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11-23-2005, 01:34 PM
How to bake height map (or displacement map)

11-23-2005, 03:53 PM
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File>Save>Save trans obj

If the mesh is subpatched and subpatch level is above 0 it will save the subdivided+tripled mesh. With subp level at 0 it will save unsubdivided.

Depending on what type of displacements you're doing you could acctually do the whole operation in Modeler, using the Texture Point Map function.

01-07-2014, 06:36 PM
What about for animated displacements like a flag blowing in the wind?
I don't want to bake each frame as a separate object and then use morph targets. That seems silly. Is there another way?

I tried export FBX, but it did not apply the displacements. I tried bake motion, but again.. moving displacements are not motion.

01-07-2014, 07:09 PM
You want to scan mdd for that, me thinks. That will cover the motion of the points.