I am overloaded with all these new terms I have to learn about 3d graphics like lightmaps, bumpmaps, real-time radiosity, luxrender (is there a site where I can learn about all these techniques?).
Realtime gameplay graphics are almost better than prerendered 3d graphic or animation from 10 years ago. At this rate, is photorealistic video games on the horizon? (crysis 2 on pc for ex).
I'm not sure if you can understand this question but for example, when Final Fantasy 7's prerendered backgrounds wowed me, almost 14 years ago, today real-time game graphics are almost better than that.