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I have an animated gif and wanted to use it in the animation but I'm not sure how.

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  • $\begingroup$ do you want to add a animated gif in to blender? Or just in part of the animation? $\endgroup$ – David Nov 27 '14 at 3:25
  • $\begingroup$ out of interest, how did you want to use the animated gif exactly? did you want to show it in the 3d view port? or did you want to apply it to a primitive like a plane, and have the animation rendered out as part of your render? $\endgroup$ – fergal Jan 13 '16 at 2:12
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Short answer:

You can't.

Blender does not support the gif format.

Long answer:

You would need some other software to convert your gifs to a format that blender understands to be able to import them.

For a list of supported formats see here

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There is this plugin: https://github.com/doakey3/bligify

I was not able to get it to work, but maybe it would work for others.

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You can convert your animated gif into a video, or start with video in the first place, and use that as a texture.

It can be a little problematic if you wanted some transparency, in which case you also need to make a video of the mask you want to animate.

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