Every now and then some questions and issues about lightmaps
and multiple UV sets come up on the list on the forums. I’d
like to share a solution we’ve been using some time now.
It’s is by no means a “wonder” solution, but it
has always worked for us in the past. It is based upon a 3ds max
script (max 8 only afaik). It is not very difficult and can create
some pretty decent results.
You can download the script and some additional files (for
testing etc.) on
http://www.xform.nl/projects/lightmaps/lightmaps.htm On this page you can also read on how to use it, the
downsides (there are some unfortunately) and how it works.
All samples are pretty simple, but it’s not difficult
to expand it into complex projects. We’ve done so in the past
If something is missing on the page, something is not working
or is not clear don’t hesitate to contact me. I’ll fix
it or explain it asap. Hopefully the script can be of use to some
of you. Let me know if you please.