Digital Tutors - Map Baking Techniques in Maya LT With Justin Marshall
32m 45s Level Beginner Project Files Included MP4 | 445MB
When working on 3D projects games more specifically using efficient assets is very important. There are limitations that make using very dense highly detailed models impractical. They can be difficult to maneuver around a scene and the topology may not be ideal for deformation.For this reason we can transfer high resolution detail and color information from a high resolution model to a low resolution target and Maya LT provides tools for doing just that.
In this tutorial well take a brief look at texture baking in Maya LT. Well look at the Turtle Texture Baking interface and some of the basic settings to look for. Well then transfer a color texture from one model to another. Well also look at transferring detail via normal maps baking ambient occlusion maps and learn to bake lighting into a texture.More info: