Loading Video Files??!!

How the heck do you load videos to blender? Like avi files. It seems impossible. I am going crazy looking for what loads the video file onto blender.

I think in one of the windows you want to click on the bottom left icon to change it to the Video Sequencing Editor. In that window click on “Add” and then on “Movie” on the menu that pops up.

If you want to use it as a texture:

Add material to your object or mesh.
Add texture to your material.
In texture window texture type: image
Choose your .avi
Set movie button
Set your frames.

Voila you avi is mapped to an object.

Very good. Thanks muchly.