Multi-Tile UV Bake Tool
The Multi-Tile UV Bake Tool allows you to bake multi-tile texture collections in 3ds Max using common naming conventions such as MARI UDIM, Mudbox or Zbrush. By default, baking textures in 3dsMax is limited to the 0,1 UV Space. Without this tool, manually exporting/baking collections is extremely time consuming and quite forbidding, especially when dealing with large tile collections. The bake tool was developed in order to process and export multi-tile uv data sets in 3ds Max for direct use with Amplify Texture 2 in Unity Pro, as an added bonus it’s a great pipeline addition if you need to take your 3ds Max projects into other Multi-Tile Based authoring tools such as MARI.
- The Multi-Tile UV Bake Tool automates and enhances the time consuming process of manually baking multiple tile collections in 3dsMax. The tool outputs tile collections in MARI UDIM, Zbrush, Mudbox and compatible naming conventions. It works with any type of render engine capable of using the Render To Texture extension such as Vray, Mental Ray, Brazil, finalRender or similar packages.
- It works by taking the required bake element information directly from the Render to Texture Dialogue. Any Render Element available in the dialog can be baked with this tool, including Displacement, Normal or even Occlusion maps. The tool uses any options previously set up in the dialog, including projection settings or specific element parameters.
- The bake tool provides several batch options that will simplify and enhance your workflow. Baking hundreds or even thousands of tiles becomes a trivial task with automatic tile detection and several batch override options such as padding, tile size, texture density and UV Flatten options.
This tool is still in development, any feedback would be welcome and extremely helpful. Thanks!
I'm preparing a couple of extensive video tutorials covering various subjects, from Video Game related bakes to Architectural and Product Previz. In the meantime, anyone familiar with texture baking should be able to pick it up using the Manual as reference.
The Bake Tool is free for all Amplify Texture 2 licensees. Amplify is our texture virtualization, aka MegaTexture, solutions for Unity3d.