The result of an optimization technique that involves prebaking all static lighting and shadows and then applying it as a additive layer on top of static geometry at run time.

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Why does lightmapping take so long compared to real time shadows?

I am using Unity 5. As a test, I set the realtime shadow resolution to max and the distance to cover my entire scene with no cascades. As expected, it lagged severely, but I could still move the ...
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Weird squares everywhere

So in unity I have some weird squares on surfaces of certain objects, which are buildings represented by planes: I don't know what causes it, I tried changing some settings in lighting and material,...
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Unity baked lighting having noisy lightmaps

I am baking a spotlight into my scene. It is made using modular assets. For some reason it is having noisy lightmaps. Shadows are occuring where there shouldnt be any. What am I missing? I am using ...
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How do I properly light characters in a Unity scene?

I made a game prototype and want to improve some of rendering the visuals through light baking (which I'm new to). While I was mostly able to do this in my environiments, I'm having issues doing this ...
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LightMap not working properly

I've made a chips bag model for my game: http://imgur.com/JcumRF4 And I textured it like this: http://imgur.com/wpyeACZ and I googled on how to make lightmaps all of them say "Smart UV project" ...
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How to use shader in order to render FBO lwjgl

I am making a 2D game and I want to make a light mask. So far i made a Frame Buffer where i hold my mask but I cannot apply the shader on it. When I don't use the shader the light map is drawn ...
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Offscreen frame buffer lwjgl

I want to create simple 2d lighting. So my idea is to render everything on the default buffer and then apply light mask. For the light mask i want to use frame buffer which later i will apply on the ...
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What variables change the number of lightmaps

I need to know what changes the lightmap size. For example what changes the lightmap from being 2*1024*1024 to 4*1024*1024 - having larger textures or having larger quads (having more models) or ...
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Are lightmaps also considered textures?

I want my game to support phones with max texture size of 1024 so my texture atlases are 1024. My question is: are lightmaps also considered textures and their max size must be 1024? Or they can have ...
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Blending Lightmaps and Dynamic Texture Shadows in HLSL/GLSL

I'm using Gile[s] as my lightmapper and my engine can execute GLSL/HLSL scripts. I would like to accomplish something like this for performance reasons. I was told that this technique can only be ...
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Trouble with Lightmaps When Meshes Intersect

I've been working on making lightmaps for a game on mobile devices (meaning that individual texture sizes cannot exceed 2048 and that file size needs to be as small as possible), but I'm running into ...
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Unifying Texture-, Bump- and Lightmapping

I would like to implement a rendering component that makes use of texture-, bump- and light mapping. Unfortunately, I am a little bit stuck on some implementation details. In particular, Does each ...
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How to generate Normal Maps from Lighting Profiles?

How might I go about generating a normal map from a lighting profile(light map)? I saw "Sprite Lamp" however, if possible, if there is some sort of math I can do myself to convert a lighting profile ...
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Rasterization Rules and States

This thread directly concerns lightmap generation; however, indirectly, the rasterization of polygons by the GPU. I am currently generating lightmaps using a pixel shader. To the shader I send 3 ...
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Finding Pixels within UV Coordinates

I am building lightmaps for 3D models. My lightmap algorithm needs to determine which pixels( lumels ) within the lightmap texture fall within the boundary of a mesh face( triangle )...this process ...
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Lightmapped prefabs for procedural content

I'm doing a game with procedural content from handmade prefabs, but I ran into a problem as Unity bakes the scene instead of objects when lightmapping with Beast. So when the prefabs are instanced ...
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Rendering lightmaps at runtime

I'm creating a procedural terrain system for Unity. And I'm looking for ways to efficiently cast self-shadows on it. If it wasn't procedural, I could simply bake a lightmap using Beast. But, I can't ...
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UV Atlas Generation and Seam Removal

I'm generating light maps for scene mesh objects using DirectX's UV Atlas Tool( D3DXUVAtlasCreate() ). I've succeeded in generating an atlas, however, when I try to render the mesh object using the ...
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Light Map Generation using DirectX

I'm trying to build lightmaps for an engine I'm working on. I'm using DirectX 9 w/c++ but my questions are related to the methodology behing the generation of light maps. I have a scene built from ...
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Lightmapping & runtime combine children

Is it possible to have lightmapping on runtime generated combine children in Unity? It is possible to bake combined meshes when they are done in the editor, but the .apk/.ipa size increases too much.
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Weird rendering issue when applying lightmap through HLSL

I have a weird issue when trying to render the lightmaps in my game. Please see the following screenshots. Note how the scene looks up close with the lightmaps enabled. Note how that same part of ...
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How do I blend 2 lightmaps for day/night cycle in Unity?

Before I say anything else: I'm using dual lightmaps, meaning I need to blend both a near and a far. So I've been working on this for a while now, I have a whole day/night cycle set up for renderers ...