I've been using grease pencil for a while - powerful tool, great for animation. I wanted to add a painted image behind the lines to act as a background, which can be easily done with a plane with an image attached to it, but I also wanted the background to be animated and this is where I'm having problems.

Is it possible to animate an image attached to a flat plane?

  • $\begingroup$ what kind of animation do you want? deform the plane? or play a movie instead an image? $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    Feb 9, 2022 at 12:03
  • $\begingroup$ Movie. I'd like to make a looping animation that uses images as frames. $\endgroup$
    – Giraffamon
    Feb 9, 2022 at 12:10
  • $\begingroup$ Combine the images into a video file and select that video file in the image texture of that plane. Select the frame range and turn on "Auto Refresh" in the image texture node. $\endgroup$
    – AshKB
    Feb 9, 2022 at 12:17
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! I'll check it out. $\endgroup$
    – Giraffamon
    Feb 9, 2022 at 12:30

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Also, you can place an image or video file into the backplate from the camera properties tab under "Background Images" if you want a simple way to put it in the camera view.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! I'll try this out. $\endgroup$
    – Giraffamon
    Feb 9, 2022 at 12:26

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