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Blender 2.5 Materials and Textures Cookbook by Colin Litster

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Using an Empty as a dummy object to control texture movement over time

Controlling movement of textures using individual keyframes within each texture can be time consuming, particularly when you may have several textures that need to move or scale together over time. It is possible to create a proxy object that can be animated, which in turn can control the offset, scale, and even rotation of a texture in a material.

How to do it...

Mapping material and texture settings to an object is easy in Blender especially if you use a non-renderable object like the Empty. An Empty object is one of the primary Blender objects like plane, cube, and sphere. It can be created anywhere in a scene but will never appear when rendered. Its purpose is to act as ...

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