normal map

normal map

[′nȯr·məl ′map]
(mathematics)
A planar map in which no more than three regions meet any one point and no region completely encloses another. Also known as regular map.
(meteorology)
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You can see all buildings and other landmarks on your way and that will help you understand if you are on the correct road and direction better than with a normal map," said Ravindran, who was among the motorists to first try out the Street View navigation on Dubai roads.
24) Usually, a normal map consists of three channels: the R 0-255 channel represents X ranging from -1 to 1, G maps to Y, and B maps to Z.
People can search by street name, post code, and stop name or number to zoom in on any one of the West Midlands 12,500 bus stops, 69 rail stations or 23 Metro stops in either normal map or satellite view.
Beck reduced the geographic chaos that the tube lines produced when mapped between the stations on a normal map, to an electrical switch system which equalised distances between stations, made interchanges clear and through graphic means alone made clearer which names referred to which stations.
Its support for normal map compression enables more lifelike characters and thrilling environments.
If you were to look in detail at a very small area of the cartogram, it should look very similar to a normal map," he says.
There is a normal map view, a satellite image view and a terrain view.
Using this technology, now supported on low-cost graphics cards, we can radically reduce the high geometric complexity of reconstructed or laser-scanned 3D models by adding surface detail through normal map images.
As soon as we began working with normal mapping in our games, we quickly realized that one of our biggest bottlenecks was going to be the memory usage of un-compressed normal map textures.
We added four times more polygons, sharper textures, normal maps, detail objects, and new lighting effects such as dynamic ambient occlusion, soft shadows, and realtime reflections to make Oceanhorn look stunning when played in 4K resolution.
An OS spokesman said yesterday: "Those who are red or green colour blind could not work with some colours on our normal maps.
In fact, these cells are very much like the longitude and latitude lines we're all familiar with on normal maps, but instead of using square grid lines it seems the brain uses triangles.