I'm using Blender 2,78, Blender render, and trying to upload video as a texture through Images as Planes

When I do that, the plane is pitch black with no texture, even if UV map is set as well as material and texture in properties tag. Movie is wmv. file and it sometimes plays 2 frames, sometimes not even that. The result is always black plane with no texture, even if texture is set.

  • $\begingroup$ Even if there are textures they need to be lit (af). Try setting your material to shadeless or increasing its emit value. $\endgroup$
    – Leander
    Jun 14, 2018 at 12:05
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    $\begingroup$ Just a guess, but the wmv format can be a pain in many applications. Can you try to convert the video into h264/mp4 and have another go at it? $\endgroup$
    – tobkum
    Jun 14, 2018 at 12:17
  • $\begingroup$ It turns out that wmv is really a bad idea. For anyone struggling with this issue - I used mp4 and set it to shadeless and it's perfect. Thank you guys! $\endgroup$
    – Filip
    Jun 14, 2018 at 13:00

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I had the same problem, and adding a Sun light source, with 0 Specular, did lit the video texture.

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