Chapter 11Image Maps

Conventions for the Creation of Image Maps

Images used for texturing are usually called image maps or texture maps.

The art of creating image maps is an involved process and a very exciting one! But before we start exploring this fascinating task, we need to discuss some of the conventions and options that you must take into consideration before you start painting.

NOTE: This entire chapter requires that the reader have access to and a working knowledge of a 2D painting application such as Adobe Photoshop.

Deciding on Image Resolution and Size

Deciding on an appropriate size for your image maps is very important for a number of reasons, and the size you select in the end will be decided upon according to your needs as well ...

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