QUOTE(NancyGormezano @ Nov 23 2009, 02:24 PM)
Yup. As an axiom to this corollary (...umm...probably vice versa) - Try a test with hair - and watch the difference SOAR. No multipass wins by far. It's very very fast. (I'm doing 4-6 secs a frame for my 11 sec entry for final No MP, 15e)
But remember I'm just talking about baked
textures. There is no way to bake hair into a decal as you can most surface parameters*.
I tried a more complex material with combiners inside a combiner...Click to view attachment
and baking does start to pull ahead, but just a little.Click to view attachment
So i'm still wondering why baking is so much less of an advantage when using multipass?
*It turns out that Baking doesn't include a reflectivity map so this test is with Reflection turned OFF.