View Full Version : Use video as texture

01-26-2009, 08:49 PM
Dear experts:

I have a fresh install of Lightwave 9, and I'm opening some old scenes which I created in Lightwave 7. I have several objects which use video files applied as surface textures. I'm running into a problem when I attempt to load the videos into the Texture Editor -- it gives the error message "Could not load clip. Unsupported file type and/or file not found."

I have tried .avi, .mov, .wmv, all with no success. Is there a new import routine in Lightwave 9, or is there an easier answer... a missing plugin, for example?

Thanks in advance for your input.

01-26-2009, 10:15 PM
make sure all your plugins are installed.

01-27-2009, 04:40 PM
I'm looking in the Plugins folder, and there are about 280 .p files in 8 subfolders. In the folder "input-output" I see a file named "avi.p". Would this be what should allow importing of .avi files as textures?

I'm running on Vista x64, in case this is relevant.

Thanks again...

01-27-2009, 05:45 PM
I've gone and answered my own question. I had installed the 64-bit version of Lightwave, thinking it was best in the x64 environment. Installed the 32-bit version instead, and all of the plugins work fine. Maybe I should read the manual first next time... :)