I made sure my normals are facing the right way (and the baking worked fine with previous models) but most of it still turns out black. I read somewhere that I’m supposed to change the Environment Lighting or World Lighting but I’m not able to find those options anywhere.
I know that problem, there are various things that could cause this. Maybe you could upload your blend-file, then it’s easier to find out.
I often have the problem that I put backup copies of my model in seperate collections and put them on invisible. But when you bake the AO it somehow also considers the objects that are hidden. Maybe that is the case with your model as well?
Wow that was the issue all along. There were hidden objects I forgot about and after I deleted them my AO bake turned out perfect. Thanks so much!
No problem, glad I could help