What is Texture Map?

Texture mapping is a technique for adding detail, surface texture, or color to a 3D object or scene. It involves the assignment of images to specific points on a 3D model’s surface. These images can be photographs or hand-drawn illustrations.

Texture mapping greatly enhances the realism of a 3D visualization. It can make an object or scene look more lifelike and three-dimensional. Texture mapping is often used in video games and computer-generated films and animations.

There are several different types of texture maps, including diffuse maps, bump maps, and displacement maps. Each type of map serves a different purpose and can create different effects.