Video Texture Maps Quicktime to TIFF Sequence


In After Effects:
Choose File Project Settings...
     Under Time Display Style, Select Frames, this is easier to view than timecode.

Choose Edit->Templates->Output Module
     Input TIFF_sequence under Settings Name
     Select Edit...
          Select Format: Tiff Sequence
          Select Format Options...
               Select LZW Compression
               Click OK until you exit the window

Choose Composition->New Composition

           Input a resolution such as: width height 512 x 512
           Select Square Pixels
           Set the Frame Rate to 30 fps  frames per second
           Set Start Frame to (not 0)
           Set Duration to 150 (5 seconds) or longer of course

Choose File->Import- File  to bring in images or movies
     If the file is an animation sequence, check TIFF sequence
     If the file has no 000 padding check Force Alphabetical order
     If the file has an alpha channel, an Interpret Footage window will pop up
          Select Straight-Unmatted You can always change this setting later using File->Interpret Footage Main

Drag the image file icon from the Project Window into the Comp Window you just made.

Render a TIFF Sequence

Choose Composition->Add to Render Queue
          Make a new folder for the TIFFs by clicking on Output To
          Save a File Name
          Make sure it is formatted like this for Maya name.[####].tif  Both periods are very important!!! Make sure to put 4 digits for the padding and no space in the name.

In Maya:

Applying the animation to a Maya texture

Set up your Maya options for animation:
Use Windows->Settings Preferences->Preferences
Choose the Settings section.
Select Time NTSC (30 fps) 

Choose the Time Slider section.
Set Playback Start/End between 1 and whatever length you prefer.
Set Animation Start/End between 1 and whatever length you prefer.
Click Save

Windows->Rendering Editors->Hypershade
Select or create a shader
Click the Map Button  next to Color, or whatever you want to map.
          Click File
          To the right of the Image Name click the folder icon.
Choose an image from where your TIFF  images are located.
Set the Files of Type option to All Files. This will allow you to see your files.  If you do not see your file, blindly type the name of your first file, ie. clip.1
           Click Open
Check Use Image Sequence Below UV Tiling Mode