Texture is an extremely important art element in video games. Texture describes the look and feel of a surface. In video game terms, textures are, in the most basic sense, images mapped to geometry. For many games, textures make up most of what the player sees: grass, earth, concrete, sky, clothing, the shine on a bouncy ball, they are all textures, or art images attached to a shape or 3D object. Textures are often painted as single images that replicate to create the illusion of a texture, such as a patch of green grass. Good textures in a video game are close to seamless and add a certain lushness to the visuals.