Texturing with a Movie
Maya 8.0 Tutorial
How to Add a Movie Texture in Maya
Consider adding a movie to the Color, Bump or Reflection channel to change the texture over time.
Remember to match your movie frame rate with the animation frame rate for predictable results. Maya supports QuickTime and AVI movies.
Open a scene with a polygon plane primitive. Right-click the plane and choose Assign New Material > Lambert.
Place your QuickTime or AVI movie in your project's sourceimages folder.
The new Lambert shader panel opens in the Attribute Editor. Click the checker-box next to the Color slider.
In the Create Render Node palette, click Normal, then click the Movie icon in the 2D Textures section.
Click the file folder next to the Image Name box to select the movie file. Navigate to the project's sourceimages folder and choose the file. Be sure to Enable Best Guess (*.*).
Navigate to the Movie tab in the Attribute Editor and check Use Image Sequence and change Filter Type to Off.
Adjust the shader's Diffuse slider to 1. Render your movie.