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    procedural textures

    hi there,
    i just wanted to ask where i can get some cool info about proceduaral textures ,and what the pros and cons are..i'm doin quite fine with texturing from bmp's and stuff but i heard that proc.t. are faster and more powerful...

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    Re: procedural textures

    you got wrong informations
    procedural textures are not faster, since you have to calculate them.

    but yes they are somehow powerful: it all depends on the time you got.
    the more time you have to build them, the more complexity you can obtain.

    go and buy "texturing and modeling: a procedural approach" by Ebert et al.

    however, opengl does not offer a support for procedural texuring: you always have to upload the texture to it.

    Dolo/\/\ightY
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    Re: procedural textures

    You can do things like fire or plasmas with procedural textures where you can't use precalculated pictures (because of their large number).

    Marc

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