reflection mapping


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reflection mapping

A rendering method that simulates light reflecting on an object. It is a much faster method than ray tracing because it maps light over the image rather than actually computing the path the light takes. See ray tracing and radiosity. See also reflection.
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Stylists are well aware of the fact that glossy surfaces do not reflect light in such an even manner, and find reflection mapping inadequate for their needs.
World Driver: Championship's stunning graphic effects boast real-time lighting and reflection mapping and the game features over 30 exotic cars to choose from and 10 dazzling tracks from all over the world.
Behind all the vehicular mayhem is an impressive game engine that produces intense combative gameplay, realistic terrain graphics -- including lens flares and real-time reflection mapping -- and complex car physics.