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sky +‎ box


skybox (plural skyboxes)

  1. A seating area for VIPs in a stadium.
  2. (video games, computer graphics) A cube with textures on its inner faces, used to simulate the sky or similar backdrop around a three-dimensional playfield.
    • 2004, Paul Marino, 3D Game-Based Filmmaking: The Art of Machinima
      Thankfully, tools have been created to assist in the skybox creation process.
    • 2007, Stephen Cawood, Pat McGee, Microsoft XNA Game Studio Creator's Guide
      To ensure consistent sizing for all images, you should give each image in the skybox the same pixel width and height dimensions.

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