Use Video as a Texture in Cinema 4D

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One thing I'm often asked how to do in Cinema 4D is how you get video to play on objects like TV's, laptops or mobile phones. This is pretty easy to do once you know how and once you understand a few of the settings that can be a little confusing at first.

How to Use Video as a Texture in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial, you'll be adding a video texture onto an object. This is great for simulating things like TV screens and monitors.

You can use a QuickTime movie, AVI or image sequence and add it to the selected object or polygons.

You'll learn how to control when the video plays in your animation, and which frames are played back. For example, you can loop a range of frames.

I hope this tutorial is useful for you.

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