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This tutorial will show you how to load environment maps and then automatically apply these to an object to create the illusion that the object is shiny and reflecting the environment around it.
This content is discussed in more detail in the reference section.
If you have trouble getting the code in this tutorial to work, you can find the complete example script envMap in the \tutorials\appearance directory.
After creating the empty script add the following initial code to it:
This will launch Vizard and set the background clear color to a nice sky blue.
Next, let's add the environment map. An environment map is made up of 6 textures. Each texture represents one side of a cube. This cube represents the surrounding environment of an object. This example will load the following 6 textures:
Vizard has a shortcut for loading environment maps. So go ahead and add the following line of code to your script:
This creates an environment map texture. The second argument is the base name of the 6 textures. Vizard will automatically add the '_posx', '_negx', etc. We can now apply the environment to the logo as if it were any other texture.
For additional examples, check out: