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Specular Coefficient

The specular coefficient is a luminosity texturemap that is applied over the visible texturemap on one or more polygons of an object, and contains a greyscale grid for use by raycasting or raytracing algorithms, to tell the renderer how much light that pixel will absorb, and how much it will reflect.

See Also: Luster, Diffuse Reflective Coefficient, Attenuation Coefficient

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