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Blender 2.5 Materials and Textures Cookbook by Colin Litster

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A barber pole with no moving parts

Time to apply animating motion to textures in a real world example. We are going to produce a barber pole once seen on barber shops throughout the world. These display signs consist of a tubular striped pattern of either red and white, or white, blue, and red, that rotate to attract customers to enter and have a haircut.

A barber pole with no moving parts

Getting ready

As you can see from the above rendered image, I have taken the trouble of creating a quite complex mesh to represent the barber pole. However, it's not necessary for you to create this level of complexity. You can, if you want, just create a tube of similar proportions to that shown. ...

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