AO and render times.

Just a quick question about baking,

When you bake an AO map to a model or a scene can you then safely turn off AO in the render settings for shorter render times whilst maintaining the effect of AO?

This is probably one of those completely obvious to answer questions seeing as there would be no need to bake an AO map if you still had to use it in the render… just wanted to make sure though!! :wink:

Thanks in advance!

Baking an AO map does not even require it to be enabled in the world settings. it will use the world’s AO settings though. Also, baking a “full render” map needs to have AO enabled in the world settings if you want it to come out.