Baking Texture


The Baking Texture node converts any procedural texture to image texture (Figure 1). For example, if you want to use DisplacementThe process of utilizing a 2D texture map to generate 3D surface relief. As opposed to bump and normal mapping, Displacement mapping does not only provide the illusion of depth but it effectively displaces the actual geometric position of points over the textured surface. in Octane, this can only be done with an image texture. With this node, however, it is possible to convert the procedural texture to the image texture and use it in the displacement channel.

The baking process uses the texture preview system, which looks like an Image texture to the rest of the system. The baking is done whenever you change an input, and it is calculated on-the-fly. The internal image is not stored in the project, so it needs recalculating whenever you load the project.

The Baking texture takes an input from any Procedural texture map and then connects it to a Displacement node, which connects to the Displacement pin on an OctaneRender® MaterialThe representation of the surface or volume properties of an object..


Figure 1: The typical Slate material network for using the Baking texture node with Procedural texture maps


Baking Texture Parameters

Texture - Accepts any procedural texture.

Enable Baking - Enables the baking process.

Rsolution - Determines the resolution of the texture to be converted. Higher resolutions require more RAM and GPUThe GPU is responsible for displaying graphical elements on a computer display. The GPU plays a key role in the Octane rendering process as the CUDA cores are utilized during the rendering process. power.

Samples per Pixel - Determines how many samples will be used per pixel.

Type - Determines the bit-depth of the bake texture. The options include LDRImage formats that have 8 bits per color channel such as the common image formats JPEG, PNG, GIF among others. or low dynamic range and HDR Linear Space.

RGB Baking - Converts RGB values according to the type of procedural texture. If the procedural texture has RGB values, enable this option. If the procedural texture uses greyscale values, leave this option off.

Power - Adjusts the intensity value of the baked texture.

GammaThe function or attribute used to code or decode luminance for common displays. The computer graphics industry has set a standard gamma setting of 2.2 making it the most common default for 3D modelling and rendering applications. - Adjusts the gamma value of the baked texture.

Invert - Inverts the baked texture.



Figure 2: The rendered results from Figure 1