Movies for textures?

Can someone please tell me how to use a movie file or avi or whatever format it needs to be as a texture. For example i could make a model of a TV and then have a movie play on the screen. Thanks for any help :smiley:


create a texture and choose image. Then load the movie and press the ‘movie’ button. you then have to fill in the length of the movie and the start frame in the fields which you will see. That’s all!

if you want to make it as a tv, just put a plane where the screen is, create a material for it and then follow the steps above.

good luck…


Well that is what i tried figuring that is all that you had to do but Blender keeps saying “Error:Not an animation” whenever i pick an avi file. Is there a certain type of file that Blender can only use?

Only those it can produce, I’d bet :stuck_out_tongue:

So, try an AVI Raw or AVI Jpeg


if you have Blender 2.25, you can input/output all the formats with an installed Codec.


Ack I’ve been using 2.23 for a while now, I didn’t realize there was a 2.25, is there somewhere i can download it from?

as of now, 2.25 was only avalaible to Publisher liscence owners, but members of the Free Blender Federation (those who payed the 50$ membership) should recieve it soon too.



I was just searching out tutes on google and came accross this and rememberd seeing this question in the QnA section here.

Does this help?


Blend on, and blend well!!!

Oh right on man thanks alot!! :smiley: :smiley:

I had no idea you could do that!! LOL, that’s cool, see you can learn something new every day :wink:

thanks for the question and answer … and now, If only I’d actually work my way through my BlenderBook, LOL…