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14.7 Summary

This chapter has given you a taste of the power of texture mapping and the important role it plays in most 3D applications, be they educational, scientific, or entertainment. Texture mapping requires a little more work from the application developer, in terms of learning new terminology and methods, but the end results justify the extra development time.

Clever use of lighting and texture mapping sets the great, visually immersive 3D applications apart from flat, uninspiring “computer” graphics.