Also, everything I show may look a bit grainy… That’s because we’re rendering at 150 samples, with no noise reduction, or clamping. We could easily get cleaner renders, but the point is to be able to compare the shaders, and benchmark them all on my GTX 770 later, since it’s a pretty average card, and will give a good idea of render times. However, if you don’t like the render times of Procedural, fear not. We’re building in the option for Automatic Baking into the addon! I’ve tested it a bit myself, and with resolution being the only sacrifice (from infinite resolution to 4K) I can get my render speeds 5x faster by baking! And with the addon, it’ll literally be the click of a button.
And since all shaders are based on the New Principled BSDF, it’ll be baking PBR Maps, which are usable in other PBR Render Engines as well, once baked