I am currently working on an animation. Somewhere in the middle (say frame 200) of this animation, a video has to appear. I use the "import images as plane" plug-in from the user preferences to have video appear in the animation.

My problem is, that I don't know how to make the video appear in mid animation. I cannot add the video at the beginning and just unhide it in frame 200, since then it will already be halfway through.

Does anyone have a trick that can help me?

Best regards and Thank you!

  • $\begingroup$ Is the video supposed to be on a tv? or is it a hologram? is it supposed to be something in your scene? $\endgroup$
    – Millard
    Aug 19, 2019 at 16:04
  • $\begingroup$ It is a tv. the tv appears in front of a character at frame 200 and starts playing immediately. $\endgroup$
    – Cybern
    Aug 19, 2019 at 16:10

1 Answer 1


I used a material. I had a screen material with two elements in it. a black screen, and a emission with a movie texture on it. I mixed them together and then animated the factor of the mix node to make it turn on.heres a picture of my node setup

please comment if you need more info,

hope this helps.


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