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What material to use if even lighting information in the texture is baked ?


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I understand that in Babylon.js, you have to put lights for shadings and well....3D effect in general.

But say I want to save up all the processing time and do away with having to calculate lights altogether and I already have my scene with all the lighting information baked in the texture.

In Blender such a texture would be called emissive, in 3DS Max, it will be standard material with full illumination.

How or what is the way to implement such a simplistic texture in Babylon.js to save up lighting calculation time ?

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You should be able to make a custom shader material for this purpose, at least that is what I do. I use it when I want the material to appear exactly as is. Something like:

BABYLON.Effect.ShadersStore['noLightFragmentShader'] = `
precision highp float;

uniform float time;
varying vec2 vUV;
uniform sampler2D textureSampler;

void main() {
  vec4 texture_color = texture2D( textureSampler, vUV );
  vec4 final = texture_color;
  gl_FragColor = final;


BABYLON.Effect.ShadersStore["noLightVertexShader"]= `
precision highp float;
// Attributes
attribute vec3 position;
attribute vec3 normal;
attribute vec2 uv;
// Uniforms
uniform mat4 worldViewProjection;
// Varying
varying vec4 vPosition;
varying vec3 vNormal;
varying vec2 vUV;

void main(void) {
  gl_Position = worldViewProjection * vec4(position, 1.0);
  vUV = uv;


    this.babylon = new BABYLON.ShaderMaterial('blah', this.scene, {
      vertex: 'noLight',
      fragment: 'noLight',
    {    attributes: ["position", "normal", "uv"],
    uniforms: [ "world", "worldView", "worldViewProjection", "view", "projection" ],

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