Bystedt’s Baker – a free add-on for Blender
Blender Baker Bystedt is a free add-on for Bender to simplify the process of baking PBR texture maps and lighting within Blender. The add-in introduces workflow features not available in Blender itself, allowing faster baking of data from high-resolution source models for use in low-resolution versions in games and real-time workflows.
Among the unusual features is Channel Transfer, which allows combining individual RGB colour channels from different map types into a single packed texture. The add-in automatically maps the source high-polygonal model to the target low-polygonal model based on the bounding box, and splits it into parts of the source model to avoid problems with overlap.
Each pass can be previewed on the 3D model inside Blender before baking, and smoothing and sub-pixel sampling can also be applied as a post – process of generated maps.
Blender Baker is available for the current version of Blender. It is distributed free of charge. You can download Blender Baker Bystedt from Gumroad and make a voluntary donation if you wish.