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Trying to follow along with tutorial I've done everything EXACTLY as he decribes every step of the way --however at only 35 seconds in when I try to "Bake the AO" I get an error message "No active UV layer found in the Object Suzanne" --what didn't I do right?

http://www.blenderguru.com/tutorials/how-to-grunge/ How to Grunge

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    $\begingroup$ You must first UV unwrap the object. For the purposes of baking all you probably need to do is enter edit mode (Tab) and press U> Smart UV Project or Lightmap pack. $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Nov 11 '15 at 21:20
  • $\begingroup$ You'd think he could have put that in the tutorial huh? Thanks. $\endgroup$ – Marc Nov 11 '15 at 22:14
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A UV map is required in order to bake.

To UV unwrap a mesh, switch to edit mode (↹ Tab) and press U.
Usually an automated method like Smart project or Lightmap pack is good enough for baking, but for other uses you may want to use manually placed seams.

See

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