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Black shading cross are visible on the mesh surface | Substance 3D bakers
Last updated on May 24, 2023 02:17:05 PM GMT
- Getting Started
- Bakers settings
- Common Parameters
- Ambient Occlusion
- Ambient Occlusion from Mesh
- Bent Normals from Mesh
- Color Map from Mesh
- Convert UV to SVG
- Curvature from Mesh
- Curvature from Mesh (deprecated)
- Height Map from Mesh
- Normal Map from Mesh
- Opacity Mask from Mesh
- Position map from Mesh
- Thickness Map from Mesh
- Transferred Texture from Mesh
- World Space Direction
- World Space Normals
- Common questions
- How to export the baked maps?
- Is dithering applied to baked textures?
- Should I enable "Compute tangent space per fragment"?
- What are Assbin files?
- What is the bit depth of baked textures?
- What is the difference between the OpenGL and DirectX normal format?
- Why are there strange stretches in my textures after baking or exporting?
- Why is Matching by Name not working with Ambient Occlusion/Thickness?
- Why is my mesh fully black after baking?
- Common issues
- Aliasing on UV Seams
- Baker output is fully black or empty
- Baking failed with Color Map from Mesh
- Black shading cross are visible on the mesh surface
- Mesh parts bleed between each other
- Normal map has strange colorful gradients
- Normal texture looks faceted
- Seams are visible after baking a normal texture
- Seam visible on every face
- Texture baked outside of Substance software looks incorrect
Black shading cross are visible on the mesh surface
Bad looking black shading cross appear on multiple areas of the mesh in the viewport when under lighting.
A black shaded cross usually means the normal map doesn't match the mesh, usually because the mesh geometry changed or has been computed in a way that is different from the computation performed by the baker. For example: the triangulation of the mesh is different between the baker and the viewport that renders the mesh and its normal map.
Make sure the application showing the mesh and its normal map are synced with the way the texture has been baked. This implies:
- Verify that the Tangent Space is identical between the viewer and the baker.
- Verify that the Normal format is identical between the view and the baker.
- Verify that the Triangulation is identical between the viewer and the baker. See this page for more information.