Baking Problem

Hello everyone, I need a help: after baking my low poly character looking strange, I was trying to fix it all day but nothing helps.

How can I fix it? Thanks a lot

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General Q&A note

Help us all to help you.
Please give full screenshots with any questions. With the relevant panels open.
This can be done by Blender itself, via the ‘Window’ menu bar top left-hand side.
On that menu dropdown is ‘save screenshot’.
Also, include the lecture time and name/number that is relevant to the problem/issue.

Check also the ask forum, because it’s a common problem.

Or see the wiki: WIKI - Interesting forum topics, problem solving issues

Baking checklist.

HP= High poly model baking the details from.

LP= Low Poly model baking details to.

Check normals on Both models are all correctly outward facing.

Check both share the same place for their origin points.

Make your LP a ‘reasonable’ fit to the HP.

UV unwrap the LP

Smooth shade BOTH models.

Select the HP first, then the LP so the LP is the active selection.

Set to Cycles render engine.

Ensure Rendering of the objects involved is not turned off, (camera icon in outliner)

Create a material for your LP object. (if it has not already)

Create a new blank image In the Image editor, Name it with an appropriate ending, like norm, diff, ao, rough, etc.

Open that new blank image in an image texture Node of the LP material.

The Image texture Node does NOT need to be connected.

The Image texture Node MUST be selected.

In the Render Properties tab. Scroll down to the BAKE dropdown.

Change the Bake Type to the one you wish to do.

In the Influence dropdown, untick Lighting Direct and Indirect.

TICK the Selected to Active Box and open the dropdown.

The Messing about part.

Set extrusion to 0.002 As a first test, these numbers will vary by model and HP/LP fit.

Set Max Ray Distance, you can probably leave it at zero. But again it is a number that may need adjusting to your use case.

Play with these numbers until you get a good result. This bit is not a matter of using X and Y numbers as every model varies. It often needs several tries to find a good pair of values.

Output, will be Image Textures.

Tick the Clear image box to bake over anything on the new image file, like a previous try that did not work quite as wanted. (Untick it if baking multiple objects to one map, otherwise, it will clear away previous baked info on the image.)

Margin size, 20px should cover most likely eventualities

You are set. Make sure the models are selected in the right order, and that the image node being baked to is actively selected.

Click Bake! Wait.

SAVE the newly created image. Often maps can look wrong until the image is saved. Normals remember to set to non colour in image node.

Grant mentions at one point ‘So if there’s any glitches in your normal maps or cavity maps that you can’t figure out, then change the device back to CPU and it may work.’


Thank you very much I was changing ray distance and extrusion options and found a solution <3

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