View Full Version : procedural textures

03-10-2000, 04:31 AM
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...

03-10-2000, 08:46 AM
you got wrong informations http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/smile.gif
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.


03-14-2000, 03:29 AM
You can do things like fire or plasmas with procedural textures where you can't use precalculated pictures (because of their large number).