Animating a texture or movie to texture?

Hello. I tried an add on a long time ago called AnimAll that allowed me to animate the Uv layout position. Which kind of let me do frame by frame animation with textures if the texture was set up right.

I remember this was incredibly laggy for some reason and took a very long time with extra planning…

I was… just wondering, if now that it’s years later… Have any other add ons surfaced for animating a texture or perhaps importing a video or gif to a plane?

i mostly want to use it for fighting effects like slashes, explosions, sparks on hit, and fire…
you know, those little extra things in action scenes that emphasize power and strikes.

It’s okay if everyone is still using AnimAll, i’m just wondering.

Yes that is possible, have a look here for more info on that;