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Are animated textures planned for future release?

Am I correct as to understand that UE4 doesn't support animated textures? I want to implement a scene where I have the player turn on a television. I plan to have a few scenes like this, very much a deal breaker if I can't find a solution. Am I also correct that Unity does support 'animated textures'. If UE4 is incapable, is 'animated textures' on the road-map. Thank you.

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asked May 14 '14 at 06:40 AM in Everything Else

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While your waiting for an official response, and if you are using windows. Please check out my plugin "WindowsTextureMovie" it allows you to import AVI/WMV movies and use them as textures in materials. More features are planned including a cross platform solution. Once I have all the features in and optimized I will be submitting a pull request to have it merged with the engine, if Epic choose to:

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answered May 14 '14 at 06:50 AM

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avatar image Sharpfish May 27 '14 at 04:27 PM

this is great - thanks for the hard work. I hope EPIC officially support this in future but for now, this is a great help!

avatar image thesystemera May 28 '14 at 12:40 AM

Thanks man. This is fantastic! Have not tried it out yet, very excited! I can not see why they wouldn't! I'm loving the community support and modding going on!

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Hi TheSystemEra,

In the past UDK used a middle-ware called Bink to handle video. With the engine going to a subscription model this prevented us from having middle-ware in the engine without some complex legalese being handled in the background. Some of that is being worked out, but to what extent I am not currently aware. We are looking at options for including some middle-ware but there's nothing to announce at the moment.

We do have a poll on the forums asking users what they would like to see included with the engine.

If you're looking to animate a texture you could also look at sprite sheets and flipbooks. Our explosion and fire materials for particle effects are set up using these.

If you have any questions feel free to let me know!

Thank you!


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answered Jun 04 '14 at 09:36 PM

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We have had Bink integration with UE4 since December 2013, btw...

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