Thread: [Tutorial] Lightmaps for Dummies
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:21 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Istorian View Post
Many thanks, Dis!! Can someone put this in the tutorial section?? It has plenty great information!!

As an update to people, i forgot to mention that sometimes it may be best to use a "mother file" to generate lightmaps, as to keep things consistant. You need to use a mother file to make lightmaps for the floor though, to have building shadows show up.

I have noticed though that 3dsm tends to have issues rendering HUGE chunks. My laptop is about the beefiest you can buy, and I was not able to render out the entire area at once.

So I saved the omni lights in one file, and merged that file with every cut to keep the same light source. Experiment
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