texture mapping



  • noun a special computer graphics effect using algorithms to produce an image that looks like the surface of something such as marble, brick, stone, or water
  • noun the process of covering one image with another to give the first a texture


  • In computer graphics, the adding of texture to surfaces of three-dimensional images or objects. This is usually accomplished by wrapping a texture map around the desired object. The result is a three-dimensional object whose surfaces have a two-dimensional texture. It would be the equivalent, for instance, of covering a wooden cube with a marble veneer.