Following this tutorial on making a Lego-type of character but I'm having an issue where I'm trying to bake detail into an image. Specifically, I sculpted additional detail onto this hair object and now trying to bake but the resulting normal map image is always just blank. I know it isn't a problem with my UVs as I set them up previously and can paint using them just fine.
I've had this same issue before so I thought it was a bug with Blender but after updating (version 2.9 to 2.91) I'm still having the same problem.
Here are the exact steps I am doing after having finished sculpting:
Create a new material and remove all previous materials from the object
Create a new image at a 4K resolution (to be downsampled later) for the bake
Added this image to the material as an Image Texture
Go to the render tab
4a. Switch to Cycles
4b. Set Bake Type to Normal
Ensure hair object is selected while in Object Mode
Bake the image, the resulting image does in fact change but is just a blank normal map with no detail captured.
What I've already tried:
- Adding drastic detail to the sculpt just in case my details were not being picked up, made no difference.
- Messed with various settings in the Bake options. As a quick note, if I change the Influence-Space from Tangent to Object I DO get something in the image (which is positioned properly based on my UVs) but its certainly not what I want (not sure what this setting is even for?).
Any ideas? I'll gladly hand out my blender file too but I'm not sure where to upload it to share it.