Join Eric Keller for an in-depth discussion in this video Baking lighting into the graphic, part of ZBrush 3 for Windows Essential Training.
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While working on a complex illustration in ZBrush you can improve the…efficiency of your render times by baking the lighting of the objects that are…already on the canvas. So for instance I'm going to switch to the…MatCap_Skeleton shader just as an example, and I'm going to choose Best Render…quality, you will see it will take a few seconds to render, the shadows.…If the illustration is getting complex because I'm adding more-and-more objects…with more complex materials to it, you will see the render time start to…increase. I'm happy with the way this particular object looks on the cameras, I…can go to the Layer palette, and I can choose Bake, and this will bake the…lighting in, so now that's permanently a part of the pixels on the canvas, and…I can continue to work, let's say change to a different material, and draw a…new object on the canvas and try to work with this. Let's bring it forward…here, let's change to light-brown, switch to Rotate and if I decide that I want…to see what this looks like, when I choose Best Render it only has to worry…
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