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Mastering Unity 5.x by Alan Thorn

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Getting started with lightmapping

To start Baking Scene lighting, we'll first need to activate Lightmap UVs for the environment meshes and then position some lights in the scene where appropriate. To activate Lightmap UVs, select all environment meshes in the Project panel and enable Generate Lightmap UV from the object Inspector. Then click on Apply. This method is useful for generating a second UV channel when one doesn't already exist. This defines how lighting is baked to the lightmap texture. Unity applies an auto-unwrap projection using settings from the Advanced roll out. If, by contrast, your own meshes already have a custom, second channel, then you can use this channel instead for Lightmap UVs simply by disabling Generate Lightmap UVs ...

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