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February 14th, 2008, 09:34
Originally Posted by bkrueger View Post
The second picture is much more "exact". In fact the dirt looks like consisting of many small mountains, while the dirt in the first picture looks basically two-dimensional.

So I would say: The second picture is "better" in a technical way, but it may look uglier in the esthetical sense.

Sometimes a little bit of blurryness (can you say that?) makes things look nicer.
I think it is pretty established that too clear or too sharp graphics look unnatural, and at least some of the postprocessing options are actually methods for blurring the picture

I agree that the first picture looks better except in terms of sense of depth. Maybe someone more into graphics can explain what normal mapping does (just going by what a "normal" is it does sound like something related to depth).
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