procedural texture

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procedural texture

An algorithmic way of describing a texture. Unlike a bitmapped texture, in which the texture is represented as a bitmap, a procedural texture describes the texture mathematically. Although not widely used, this method is resolution independent and can create more precise textures, especially if there is great and varying depth to the objects being textured. Procedural textures may be 2D or 3D. See texture mapping and volumetric texture.
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The demo also showcases the tools used to create assets, like sketch-based modeling, 100 percent automatic UV mapping, shader and asset management tools, and the layer-based procedural texturing tool.
Emergent is granting free licenses for Allegorithmic's powerful procedural texturing middleware ProFX to current Gamebryo customers (MMO titles are not eligible).
The integration with ProFX enables Gamebryo customers to easily take advantage of Allegorithmic's procedural texturing tool to allow more rapid iteration of art assets," said John Austin, VP of Technical Partners and Academics, Emergent.