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texture mapping

Syllabification: tex·ture map·ping

Definition of texture mapping in English:

noun

Computing
The application of patterns or images to three-dimensional graphics to enhance the realism of their surfaces.
Example sentences
  • Does the creature resemble a half-finished 8th grade computer graphics project without finishing touches like texture mapping or surface smoothing?
  • The most fun sidebar, though, was the one headed ‘Into the Third Dimension ‘, which discussed such modern technologies as texture mapping and color blending.
  • Pixar's technical contribution to computer animation is the art of texture mapping which, like performance capture, raises the bar for what's visually achievable from storyboard to silver screen.

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