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Bake lighting

Discussion in 'Editor & General Support' started by gamesurgeon, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. gamesurgeon

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    Hi all,

    So, I'm wondering. Does Unity have the feature to bake lighting to all of your textures? I have a complex scene set up, and with the lighting I want, it triples the poly and vert. count.

    I would bake it in C4D, but I don't think Unity can export a file...can it?
     
  2. Jessy

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  3. gamesurgeon

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  4. spaceMan-2.5

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    Gamesurgeon,,, of course The Beast is great... but it will be available only for Unity Pro, but.... if you are using Unity, you can give a try to PureLight :

    http://www.purelighttech.com
     
  5. gamesurgeon

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    Nice to see another option available, but if I were going to spend another 500 bucks, I'd just bite the bullet and get Unity Pro. I imagine BEAST has superior quality, and the workflow would be well worth the money.

    Just my opinion!
     
  6. antenna tree

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    Unity Free will have Beast, you just won't be able to bake GI.
     
  7. Stardog

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  8. gamesurgeon

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    I did not know Beast will be included in Unity Free! However, what is GI? :roll:

    And thanks for the heads up Stardog!
     
  9. Jessy

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    Global Illumination
     
  10. DallonF

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    You just made my day!! Thank you!!
     
  11. KHopcraft

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    They are doing it to me everyday.
     
  12. spaceMan-2.5

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    wo0p..... Unity free with The Beast... nice!..... :eek:
     
  13. Jessy

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    There are several people on this board who call Beäst "The Beast" (highly recommended; I ride it 2-3 times per year). Why is that?
     
  14. IPete

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    Gile is great I used it a lot over the years, but I can't figure out a simple way to use it for Unity, as it doesn't export to fbx.

    As Beast is coming, I think I will wait for that.
     
  15. spaceMan-2.5

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    Jessy , Samething... :D
     
  16. Lostlogic

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    Will Beast work with iPhone, iPad, and Android? That could be a deal clencher for me if so.