What is Texture Painting in 2024

Texture painting refers to the digital artistic process of creating and painting detailed texture maps that are applied to 3D models. Artists use specialized software to meticulously paint color, bump, specular, and other texture map types onto a 2D unwrapped mesh representation of the 3D model's surface. This allows for precise surface detailing that brings realism and visual complexity to the 3D model when the texture maps are applied.