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Baked lights don't appear

Discussion in 'General Graphics' started by radiantboy, Jan 28, 2021.

  1. radiantboy

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    In real time things looks great, after setting them to baked and completing a bake the lights don't show up at all. Anyone have any ideas why this is? The models are all marked as static etc, but the lights don't show up. Very odd. My lighting mode is set to "baked indirect", any tips why the lights don't show up would be appreciated. Done a lot of googling but not found an answer yet.
     
  2. FiveFingerStudios

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    Do your objects have metallic materials? If so, they wont show up easily as there is no specular with baked lights.
     
  3. AcidArrow

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    A screenshot or two (before and after?) would help a lot.
     
  4. radiantboy

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    Last edited: Jan 30, 2021
  5. AcidArrow

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    It looks like @FiveFingerStudios is right. Are most of your materials set to metallic? Then this is more or less expected.

    Can you switch the scene view to "Baked Lighting" and post a screenshot of that too?
     
  6. radiantboy

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    metallic is right up!! trying again
     
  7. AcidArrow

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    If you like the look of the first image, you can't use fully baked, you probably need to switch your lights to mixed mode.
     
  8. radiantboy

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  9. radiantboy

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    They work perfectly in mixed mode, but why not baked? mixed is a lot slower right?
     
  10. AcidArrow

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    Does the baked lightmap view show anything?

    If you want specular reflections, those cannot be represented by a lightmap.
     
  11. radiantboy

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    yeh for some reason I had to forget baked lights, im using mixed which look fine, but the game is dragging a lot. I am going to try copy pasting the contents of my scene into a new one and baking that. Not sureif that is silly or not, but in a test scene I got baked light working great so really no idea why it wont work in my real scenes.
     
  12. radiantboy

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    bizarrely copying the contents of the scene to a new scene allowed bake lighting to work. Spent a long time thinking baked lighting just didnt work.
     
  13. BrandyStarbrite

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    Wow! Interesting.
     
  14. radiantboy

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    I feel like bakery wrecks the scene, and its stopped baking after I removed bakery (never did work for me). Will have to copy to a new scene, will verify if I can prove it.
     
  15. radiantboy

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    hmm maybe not, something weird is going on. When I bake light only the last few items I have added to my scene get baked. Such a nightmare this lightbaking thing.
     
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