I posted this over on elysiun without any success. I would like to use the same movie file as a texture on different planes and have each plane offset so that it starts with a different frame. It appears that this is not possible, if so, I would love to see someone change this.
I have been careful to make textures "single-users" and to assign different materials. The controls suggest this is possible, but when rendered, the same frame appears in each frame.
Thanks for looking into this.
I think its a bug
I got it working by making a copy of the movie and
changing the offset and using the two movies for the seperate textures.
You can look at http://www.cs.umn.edu/~mein/blender/offsetmovie.blend
what I'm talking about. (Probably will want to use your own movie to test it but if your really bored you can download the movie I used at
Ohh I ment to add on unix you can use a symbolic link
not sure if a shortcut on windows would work or not but
you would hope so