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Blender 2.5 Materials and Textures Cookbook by Colin Litster

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How to texture with movies creating a TV screen

Since Blender is a 3D animation suite, it stands to reason that it can produce movies. In fact, Blender has an excellent video editor that can be used to edit and render entire films if necessary. Bearing this in mind, it would be advantageous if we could use movies as textures in material simulation. After all, if you have to produce an animation of a working TV set, you would really require a video image to be painted on the surface of the TV screen. Fortunately, Blender allows us to use movies, as well as still images, as a texture source.

We will create a simple scene of an old TV set and apply a short movie sequence as a texture. In the examples that I show here, I have used a short sequence ...

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