Texture mapping

In computer graphics, texture mapping is a technique for applying a digital image to a three-dimensional model. The image is wrapped around the model like a skin, providing a realistic or artistic effect. Texture mapping is often used to create realistic surfaces on three-dimensional models. For example, a brick wall can be created by mapping … Read more

Virtual Earth

Virtual Earth is a Microsoft-owned mapping service that provides high resolution aerial and satellite imagery, as well as street maps and topographical data, for most parts of the world. The service is similar to Google Maps and Yahoo! Maps, but provides more comprehensive coverage of Europe, Africa, and Asia. Virtual Earth also offers a 3D … Read more

Rich media

Rich media is a digital advertising term for an ad that includes advanced features like video, audio, or other elements that encourage viewers to interact and engage with the content. Rich media ads are designed to be more engaging and interactive than traditional banner ads, and can include features like: · Video · Audio · … Read more

Moire effect

The Moire effect is an optical phenomenon that occurs when two grids are superimposed on each other, resulting in a pattern of dark and light lines. The Moire effect is named after French scientist François Moiré, who first observed the phenomenon in 1826. The Moire effect occurs when the two grids are not perfectly aligned, … Read more

GIF89a (Graphics Interchange Format Version 89a)

The Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) is a bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since become one of the most widely used image formats on the World Wide Web. GIF images are compressed using the Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) lossless data compression technique to reduce file size without degrading image quality. GIF89a … Read more

Virtual Choir

The term “Virtual Choir” generally refers to a group of singers who are geographically dispersed and who come together online to share their voices in a collective performance. This can be done in a number of ways, but most commonly involves each singer recording themselves singing their part of a song, and then those recordings … Read more


An icon is a small graphical image that represents a software program, file, or function. Icons are typically stored in *.ico files, which are then displayed on a computer screen by a graphical user interface (GUI). Icons help users to quickly and easily identify a particular program, file, or function. They also make it easier … Read more

CGI (computer-generated imagery)

CGI (computer-generated imagery) is a type of multimedia that uses computer graphics to generate images. CGI can be used to create two-dimensional (2D) or three-dimensional (3D) images. CGI is often used in movies, video games, and web applications. CGI is created by using a software program to generate images. The images are then stored in … Read more

Eye candy

The term “eye candy” is most often used in reference to computer graphics and multimedia presentations that are pleasing to look at, but which may not be particularly functional or informative. In other words, eye candy is used to describe something that looks good, but which may not be very useful. The term “eye candy” … Read more

CMOS sensor

A CMOS sensor is a digital image sensor that uses the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) technology to capture images. CMOS sensors are used in a variety of digital cameras and camcorders, and are also found in some handheld scanners and digital microscopes. CMOS sensors offer a number of advantages over other types of digital image sensors, … Read more