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Lesson 27 | Using Maps

 

Introduction

When looking at two objects side by side, one with a burl oak finish and the other with a brushed aluminum finish, it's easy to see the difference in the texture of the objects. It is important to understand how to translate that information into a 3D environment. In this lesson, you will learn what maps are used for and how to apply them to objects.

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A rendered Image of a scene using maps

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Tell the difference between a material and a texture
  • Use map channels in different material types
  • Build a material with different map channels
  • Create realistic ...

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