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Understanding Normal Maps

Most modern video game assets have multiple texture maps applied, and one of those maps is called a normal map. This is a technique in computer graphics that simulates high detail bumps and dents using a bitmap image. Real-time rendering…

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What is a Game?

Most people have played and enjoyed a game at some point in their lives, whether it’s Tic-Tac-Toe, Pac-Man, Flappy Bird, or League of Legends. However, it’s not often that players think about the fundamental nature of…

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Optimize Images for the Web

One of the best ways to create fast websites is to optimize images for the web. HTML, CSS, JavaScripts, and fonts can add up, but nothing will slow a page down like tons of unoptimized graphics. In my…

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