Baking Lights for Better Performance in Unity

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Understand how Lightmapping settings can affect the lighting performance.

Understand the difference between realtime and baked lighting.

Understand how to generate a UV Lightmap and configure its settings.

Clock1.5 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this one-hour, project-based course, you'll learn how to precalculate, or "bake" lights for better performance. You'll learn how to configure lightmapping and other light-related settings that can greatly improve the frame-rate of any game. The guided project will introduce you to the following Unity concepts: - Lightmapping - Light Modes - UV Overlap This series makes use of the medieval-themed Unity project created in Light Up Your World in Unity (Introduction to Lighting). It compliments this guided project and, although not a prerequisite, is recommended for a more well-rounded understanding of the concepts presented herein. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

  • Video-game Development
  • C sharp (C#) Programming Language
  • Unity 3D
  • Unity
  • Application development

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Introduction and License Activation

  2. Compare Frame-Rates

  3. Configure the Lights in the Scene

  4. Configure Lightmapping Settings

  5. Check for UV Overlap

  6. Bake on High Settings

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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Frequently Asked Questions

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