BakedLightmap

Inherits: VisualInstance < CullInstance < Spatial < Node < Object

Prerendered indirect light map for a scene.

Description

Baked lightmaps are an alternative workflow for adding indirect (or baked) lighting to a scene. Unlike the GIProbe approach, baked lightmaps work fine on low-end PCs and mobile devices as they consume almost no resources in run-time.

Procedural generation: Lightmap baking functionality is only available in the editor. This means BakedLightmap is not suited to procedurally generated or user-built levels. For procedurally generated or user-built levels, use GIProbe instead.

Note: Due to how lightmaps work, most properties only have a visible effect once lightmaps are baked again.

Methods

BakeError

bake ( Node from_node=null, String data_save_path="" )

Enumerations

enum BakeQuality:

  • BAKE_QUALITY_LOW = 0 --- The lowest bake quality mode. Fastest to calculate.

  • BAKE_QUALITY_MEDIUM = 1 --- The default bake quality mode.

  • BAKE_QUALITY_HIGH = 2 --- A higher bake quality mode. Takes longer to calculate.

  • BAKE_QUALITY_ULTRA = 3 --- The highest bake quality mode. Takes the longest to calculate.


enum BakeError:

  • BAKE_ERROR_OK = 0 --- Baking was successful.

  • BAKE_ERROR_NO_SAVE_PATH = 1 --- Returns if no viable save path is found. This can happen where an image_path is not specified or when the save location is invalid.

  • BAKE_ERROR_NO_MESHES = 2 --- Currently unused.

  • BAKE_ERROR_CANT_CREATE_IMAGE = 3 --- Returns when the baker cannot save per-mesh textures to file.

  • BAKE_ERROR_LIGHTMAP_SIZE = 4 --- The size of the generated lightmaps is too large.

  • BAKE_ERROR_INVALID_MESH = 5 --- Some mesh contains UV2 values outside the [0,1] range.

  • BAKE_ERROR_USER_ABORTED = 6 --- Returns if user cancels baking.

  • BAKE_ERROR_NO_LIGHTMAPPER = 7 --- Returns if lightmapper can't be created. Unless you are using a custom lightmapper, please report this as bug.

  • BAKE_ERROR_NO_ROOT = 8 --- There is no root node to start baking from. Either provide from_node argument or attach this node to a parent that should be used as root.


enum EnvironmentMode:

  • ENVIRONMENT_MODE_DISABLED = 0 --- No environment is used during baking.

  • ENVIRONMENT_MODE_SCENE = 1 --- The baked environment is automatically picked from the current scene.

  • ENVIRONMENT_MODE_CUSTOM_SKY = 2 --- A custom sky is used as environment during baking.

  • ENVIRONMENT_MODE_CUSTOM_COLOR = 3 --- A custom solid color is used as environment during baking.

Property Descriptions

  • bool atlas_generate

Default

true

Setter

set_generate_atlas(value)

Getter

is_generate_atlas_enabled()

When enabled, the lightmapper will merge the textures for all meshes into a single large layered texture. Not supported in GLES2.


  • int atlas_max_size

Default

4096

Setter

set_max_atlas_size(value)

Getter

get_max_atlas_size()

Maximum size of each lightmap layer, only used when atlas_generate is enabled.


Default

0.005

Setter

set_bias(value)

Getter

get_bias()

Raycasting bias used during baking to avoid floating point precision issues.


  • float bounce_indirect_energy

Default

1.0

Setter

set_bounce_indirect_energy(value)

Getter

get_bounce_indirect_energy()

The energy multiplier for each bounce. Higher values will make indirect lighting brighter. A value of 1.0 represents physically accurate behavior, but higher values can be used to make indirect lighting propagate more visibly when using a low number of bounces. This can be used to speed up bake times by lowering the number of bounces then increasing bounce_indirect_energy. Unlike BakedLightmapData.energy, this property does not affect direct lighting emitted by light nodes, emissive materials and the environment.

Note: bounce_indirect_energy only has an effect if bounces is set to a value greater than or equal to 1.


Default

3

Setter

set_bounces(value)

Getter

get_bounces()

Number of light bounces that are taken into account during baking. See also bounce_indirect_energy.


  • float capture_cell_size

Default

0.5

Setter

set_capture_cell_size(value)

Getter

get_capture_cell_size()

Grid size used for real-time capture information on dynamic objects.


  • bool capture_enabled

Default

true

Setter

set_capture_enabled(value)

Getter

get_capture_enabled()

When enabled, an octree containing the scene's lighting information will be computed. This octree will then be used to light dynamic objects in the scene.


  • float capture_propagation

Default

1.0

Setter

set_capture_propagation(value)

Getter

get_capture_propagation()

Bias value to reduce the amount of light proagation in the captured octree.


Default

1

Setter

set_capture_quality(value)

Getter

get_capture_quality()

Bake quality of the capture data.


  • float default_texels_per_unit

Default

16.0

Setter

set_default_texels_per_unit(value)

Getter

get_default_texels_per_unit()

If a baked mesh doesn't have a UV2 size hint, this value will be used to roughly compute a suitable lightmap size.


  • Color environment_custom_color

Setter

set_environment_custom_color(value)

Getter

get_environment_custom_color()

The environment color when environment_mode is set to ENVIRONMENT_MODE_CUSTOM_COLOR.


  • float environment_custom_energy

Setter

set_environment_custom_energy(value)

Getter

get_environment_custom_energy()

The energy scaling factor when when environment_mode is set to ENVIRONMENT_MODE_CUSTOM_COLOR or ENVIRONMENT_MODE_CUSTOM_SKY.


  • Sky environment_custom_sky

Setter

set_environment_custom_sky(value)

Getter

get_environment_custom_sky()

The Sky resource to use when environment_mode is set o ENVIRONMENT_MODE_CUSTOM_SKY.


  • Vector3 environment_custom_sky_rotation_degrees

Setter

set_environment_custom_sky_rotation_degrees(value)

Getter

get_environment_custom_sky_rotation_degrees()

The rotation of the baked custom sky.


  • Color environment_min_light

Default

Color( 0, 0, 0, 1 )

Setter

set_environment_min_light(value)

Getter

get_environment_min_light()

Minimum ambient light for all the lightmap texels. This doesn't take into account any occlusion from the scene's geometry, it simply ensures a minimum amount of light on all the lightmap texels. Can be used for artistic control on shadow color.


Default

0

Setter

set_environment_mode(value)

Getter

get_environment_mode()

Decides which environment to use during baking.


Default

Vector3( 10, 10, 10 )

Setter

set_extents(value)

Getter

get_extents()

Size of the baked lightmap. Only meshes inside this region will be included in the baked lightmap, also used as the bounds of the captured region for dynamic lighting.


Setter

set_image_path(value)

Getter

get_image_path()

Deprecated, in previous versions it determined the location where lightmaps were be saved.


Setter

set_light_data(value)

Getter

get_light_data()

The calculated light data.


Default

1

Setter

set_bake_quality(value)

Getter

get_bake_quality()

Determines the amount of samples per texel used in indrect light baking. The amount of samples for each quality level can be configured in the project settings.


Default

true

Setter

set_use_color(value)

Getter

is_using_color()

Store full color values in the lightmap textures. When disabled, lightmap textures will store a single brightness channel. Can be disabled to reduce disk usage if the scene contains only white lights or you don't mind losing color information in indirect lighting.


Default

true

Setter

set_use_denoiser(value)

Getter

is_using_denoiser()

When enabled, a lightmap denoiser will be used to reduce the noise inherent to Monte Carlo based global illumination.


Default

true

Setter

set_use_hdr(value)

Getter

is_using_hdr()

If true, stores the lightmap textures in a high dynamic range format (EXR). If false, stores the lightmap texture in a low dynamic range PNG image. This can be set to false to reduce disk usage, but light values over 1.0 will be clamped and you may see banding caused by the reduced precision.

Note: Setting use_hdr to true will decrease lightmap banding even when using the GLES2 backend or if ProjectSettings.rendering/quality/depth/hdr is false.

Method Descriptions

Bakes the lightmap, scanning from the given from_node root and saves the resulting BakedLightmapData in data_save_path. If no root node is provided, parent of this node will be used as root instead. If no save path is provided it will try to match the path from the current light_data.