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    animated texture?

    is it possible to animate a texture to make a time lapse animation of the surface.... I have a shiny gear rotating that I want to dull, tarnish, and begin to rust through time of the animation. Is this possible to do? and What would be the best way to achieve this?

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    The simplest way is to create two surfaces and use the surfmix shader to blend from the nice shiney surface to the dull tarnished one.

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    thanks man

    Thanks man. I will definately give that a try. I may try it with three textures if that is possible... By the way, you're stuff is awesome. I'm just a beginner trying to break out in the field.

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    Thanks. The nice thing about the surfmix shader is that you can blend the surfaces using standard textures.

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    I've never used the Surf Mix shader, but I would think that you would have a lot more control using nodes, or even multi-layers with envelopes on opacity to make them fade in or out over time?
    Using nodes you could easily have an animated grit node, or amb_occlusion control the opacity of mixed materials or shaders. The possibilities are endless for mixing 2 or more surfaces.

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