How to Bake Specular in Blender...


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Nov 16, 2018
I am getting back into using blender lately, and one resource I always used when I was using Blender before was a thread on SLU about how to bake specular. It looks like the thread didn't survive the domain name change, but I pulled it up on the wayback machine. You can see it here.

If you want to see a screen cap of the thread in question, I posted one here.

This thread is very old, from 2009, so it might be tricky to translate those instructions into something useful for current blender releases. I'll tinker around and eventually try to write updated instructions here, unless somebody else who knows more than me knows an easier way, and can document it here first.

EDIT: I just realized that my screen cap plugin grabbed the wayback machine headers and overlayed them over important images from the tutorial. I went back and grabbed the images and re-uploaded them, so you can see them both here.
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