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Old 05-03-2004, 10:09 PM   #1
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Default Textures and Shaders

Can someone explain to me what the difference is between a "texture" and a "shader"?
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texture is a plain 2d image while a shader is usualy a complex structure of nodes.
Load a shader and display it in the hypershader and u will see. A texture can be a or several nodes to come up with a final "texture"
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