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Tiles and progressive lightmaps issue

Discussion in 'General Graphics' started by RockSPb, May 9, 2018.

  1. RockSPb

    RockSPb

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    Hello! We use texture atlas and cut geometry per tile so we have a lot of UV cuts on flat surfaces.
    There is no UV cuts in lightmap channel, but progressive ligtmapper produce ugly seams via filtring (i think).
    Can I modify meta pass inside the shader so that it send to lightmapper UV3 channel instead of UV0. Or lightmappper gets UV directly from geometry?
    Or maybe I can swap uv channels (UV0 and UV3) on geometry during baking by the script?
    upload_2018-5-9_13-58-11.png upload_2018-5-9_14-13-0.png
     
  2. Yuvii

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    Hey,
    I didn't get it all, so just a few questions:

    -Is your wall made of tiling planes ? Or is it only one mesh, but divided only in the UV mapping?
    -What kind of light do you use here ? Area or emissiv planes ?
    -Do you have the same issue in Unity 2017.X ?
    -Do you have the same issue by using Enlighten ?
    -Did you check "Generate Lightmap UV" ? (if this is from imported FBX)

    Quickly tested with Unity 2017.3.1 and couldn't managed to get the same issue.

    both "planes" are made with 25 little independant planes. Left is a test with area lights, and right is a test with an emissive plane. i have the same render with progressive lightmapper & enlighten
     
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  3. RockSPb

    RockSPb

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    Hi! Thank you for responding.
    I can see some seams on your images. I think you need to set lightmap resolution smaller and create one plane from tiles with no cuts in ligtmaps UV channel. only in UV0 channel.

    -Is your wall made of tiling planes ? Or is it only one mesh, but divided only in the UV mapping?
    This is one mesh divaded in the UV, so no seams in lightmaps UV.

    -What kind of light do you use here ? Area or emissiv planes ?
    This is emissive plane. But this problem exists for all types of light sources.

    -Do you have the same issue in Unity 2017.X ?
    This problem exists on all version of 2017.x Unity.

    -Do you have the same issue by using Enlighten ?
    We don't use Enlighten because it have lots of other problems in quality and it's too slow.
    As I remember Enlighten don't have this kind of problem.

    -Did you check "Generate Lightmap UV" ? (if this is from imported FBX)
    Yes, but there is no difference.
     
  4. Yuvii

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    Hey,

    Yes, we see some seams in my image, on the emissive part (right) but they're not as clear as yours.

    As far as i know, emissive planes do kind of a plain lighting when it comes to details, no matter how you use them, they won't light a scene like an other kind of light would do (but they take a lot less time to bake).

    I only use emissive plane to make an ambient lighting, you know, mostly to make a global lighting (especially in interior scenes) then i add area lights, directionnal, etc to add more details.

    Weird thing is that if your wall is a single plane, checking Generate Lightmap UV should solve this kind of issue because it would make an UV only for the lighting pass.

    Sorry i can't help you, but anyway, if you manage to get rid of these seams with emissive planes, i'd like to know how you did it :D
     
  5. RockSPb

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    But it's not! I don't know why, but PLM use UV0 channel for sampling lightmaps, as you can see. It's not about light types or Lightmap UV, it's about how PLM works.
     
  6. RockSPb

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    Trying to swap UVs by script using sharedMesh, but no any changes.
    This mean PLM get geometry directly from fbx file?
     
  7. RockSPb

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    Why no one from unity can explain how exacly PLM loads geometry and textures into work?
    There is no documents about this. Is PLM use meta pass?
    I asked before about custom alpha for bake correct shadows but no one answered.
     
  8. AkiraWong89

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    Try to enable final gather and set the value to something 128 / 256, rebake and see.