This addon is an extension/fork of the Import ‘Image as Planes’ one. It allows to import an image series/sequence as an animation, placing all of them in the same place and animating the visibility and render-ability of each one.
You have 2 new options in the panel:
Animate and Animation duration.
In order to activate the new feature you need to activate the “Animate” checkbox. Note that “align” option will be set off automatically but if, for some reason, you need it you still can activate it.
Animation duration is used to specify the number of frames a picture will be shown.
And a simple howto.
I needed this feature for internal usage but I decided to share it, maybe it can be of help for someone else.
-Add empty parent per picture so you have a simple way to transform them.
-Add a master empty to move all the pictures at the same time.
-Set duration scene. To automatically set the end of the scene to match the length of the animation.
-Set viewport. Basically activate GLSL and Material modes.
-Add camera. Adds a new camera perfectly aligned with the new pictures.
-Decide if this is going to be a fork or just an extension of the original script. Probably just an extension.