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Layer weight node can't be baked
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System Information
Win10 64bit

Blender Version
Broken: 2.79

Short description of error
Simple emissive material involving Layer weight doesn't bake. Black screen instead.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Open file and hit Bake Emit, render viewport for comparison



Event Timeline

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) closed this task as Archived.
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) claimed this task.

Layer weight is a camera view dependent effect, and for baking we assume every pixel is being viewed head on. The corresponding layer weight value is 0.0, so the baking result is black.

We could add some point optionally support baking as if from the active camera, but this would be a new feature rather than a bug.