There seems to be quite some hype about Albedo Maps recently, especially in 3D Rendering and Realtime Rendering Applications.
I recently learned what impact the correct usage of an Albedo Map can make in my projects and wanted to share my insight here:
An Albedo Map is basically an Image texture without any shadows or highlights.
Take the following Image as an example. On the left we have a picture of a brick wall with shadows and highlights and on the right these shadows and highlights are missing.Continue Reading