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Blender 2.5 Materials and Textures Cookbook by Colin Litster

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Creating a burning sheet of paper

In this recipe, we will create a sheet of paper that will start to burn until it is consumed.

Getting ready

Preparation for this recipe is very simple. Just create a ground plane to act as a base and a smaller subdivided plane to be our sheet of paper. Ensure the sheet of paper mesh is set as smooth.

As you may see from the image below, two curves have also been created. One in the X axis and one in the Y. These are not strictly necessary but provide a way of getting the paper to curl as it apparently burns. This can be achieved by adding two curve modifiers to the mesh and animating the curves to move in the X and Y direction as the animation progresses. Since we are here to learn animated textures, I will leave ...

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