Mapping is certainly one of my bigger hobbies, but talking to family/friends who might not be familiar with videogames or tech, I always struggle to improvise an explanation for what it actually is. The result, stringing together “3D computer stuff”, “architecture” or “you know the matrix?”, is thoroughly confusing . People are blown away by pictures, but it’s another predicament when they ask what maps are actually for. Even other gamers are lost on what Garry’s Mod is.
Do you mention mapping as a hobby? What’s your layman’s/10-second explanation?