Random video Input selection

I have arround 100 little glyphs that I would like to randomly show (one at the time)
I am wondering if there is a way to have only one video source and change the video input index somehow so it goes through all my video resources ?


it’s still not solved? :slight_smile:

Hey There,

I must have missed this a while back, but happy to chime in now. doing it in one loader isn’t possible, or really that practical. You could use a video clip node, but you would still be manually setting the switch for each image.

A better solution would be to use a tile file loader to load all your images to a tile sheet, and then it sorta depends on your output. There’s a few different nodes which allow you to animate through a tile sheet, or you could manually do it with a zoomed transform image and some modifiers - either way, a video loader wouldn’t be the right way to do it.

One version of this is covered in this tutorial here:



I hope don’t mind me jumping into this… What would be the best way to have a tiled wall like this but only display tiled preview pref of the videos or just stills. When clicked or detected you bring the selected video fullscreen?

Thanks for your help.


I think that would need a lot more manual placement and modifiers. videos can’t be loaded by the image tile file loader, so you’d need a setup where each tile is manually placed. Detecting a selection for each tile press can be done with a few modifiers and hit box nodes. Then you would blend the still from the video with the video itself - but it depends on the specifics of what you want to achieve there, as different needs will have differing potential solutions.

– Ryan

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