I'm hoping to enter a film festival with a film that's a combination of Blender rendered sets with video footage of actual people.
I thought The Simple Approach (tm) would be best. I read somewhere that Blender could use animated textures. I decided just to put a Plane into my environment, and slap an animated texture of the video footage on it.
So, I thought maybe .AVI files would work for animated textures. Either they don't, or I'm doing something wrong. Next, I thought "how about animated .GIFs?" Once again, no luck.
My question: What animated image types DO work? Or, if my approach is simply screwy, any better ideas?
Thanks a WHOLE lot, and feel free to email me regarding this post.
ive tried avi files, and they work fine
are you getting no picture at all, or only the first frame?
I get no picture at all. Just a white frame, er whatever.
Could it be how i'm implementing the AVIs? If it's any use, I tried to look at the AVI file in the ImageWindow, and it didn't load.
Oh, one other thing. When I try to load an AVI file, it says "not an anim"
What the frick? Maybe just some screwed up AVI files?
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it will probably be easier to help you this way
Just use uncompressed AVI's Ther are sure to work.
AVI-Jpeg should work aswell too
Use numbered tgas, then you can use the alpha transparency, too. If you have a blue screen you can use After Effects or something to export a bunch of TGAs with appropriate transparency.
Remember you have to specify the number of frames you want the animated texture to play, via the "Frames" button.