I have a GPU which supports anisotropic filtering and a 1024x1024 soil texture. I would like to know, if I even need to create a mipmap when I am using anisotropic filtering or if I can just leave it out and only use anisotropic filtering.
I looked it up in some tuts and posts and each one had mipmapping enabled too, but they did not mention why.
I am not sure, but I think that I need a mipmap because I don't think that anisotropic filtering scales a texture from 1024x1024 to something like 512x512 or 256x256. Am I right?