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Images For 3-D Video Games Without High Price Tags or Stretch Marks From UC San Diego

August 12, 2008

sample 3D video game image The images of rocks, clouds, marble and other textures that serve as background images and details for 3-D video games are often hand painted and thus costly to generate. A breakthrough from a University of California, San Diego computer science undergraduate now offers video game developers the possibility of high quality yet lightweight images for 3-D video games that are generated "on the fly," and are free of stretch marks, flickering and other artifacts. Full Story

University of California, San Diego

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