I need to bake a normal map from a high-poly model to a low poly, and I wanted to know, what should I use, Cycles or the standard Blender render?

I guess it should be the same, more or less? If I bake a normal map from Blender render, it will work in Cycles too, right?

Also, I can't find a tutorial or an explanation on how to bake a normal map in Cycles, does anyone know one? I did find one on Blender render.

  • $\begingroup$ You'll end up a better artist if you can learn both. And yes, there is a Normal Map node in Cycles that accepts Blender Object space maps and also the Tangent maps are consistent for both renderers. $\endgroup$ Jul 23, 2014 at 17:34
  • $\begingroup$ Related: blender.stackexchange.com/q/13508/599 $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Jul 23, 2014 at 19:41
  • $\begingroup$ blenderguru just released a tutorial for cycles baking $\endgroup$
    – sambler
    Jul 24, 2014 at 7:19


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