Hey there devs!
We are extremely excited to announce the launch of a BRAND NEW offering in the Developer Marketplace: videos! As Roblox continues to grow and the quality of the experiences continues to rise, we, as a platform, are looking for ways to continuously push the boundaries of our tech to support these immersive experiences. With the Bloxys and the One World Together at Home concert serving as proof-of-concepts that videos can change the way that a Roblox experience can be consumed, we are expanding this technology to the rest of our community.
To kick things off, we are releasing 50 videos in the Marketplace for free for all of you to use in your experiences. Most of these videos come from a few of our awesome community video creators, so be sure to check them out!
Where do I find them?
To check them out, head over to the Marketplace in the Toolbox and select Videos from the category dropdown menu. You can also find these via the Library!
How do I use them?
Just like any other asset, from the Studio Marketplace, you can one-click insert or drag and drop them into your 3D Workspace. With a single-click insert, just the Video Frame will be added to your Workspace. It’s important to note that the Video Frame must be placed on a SurfaceGui for it to be displayed. When using drag and drop insert, the SurfaceGui will be automatically added for you. And last but not least, make sure to head over to the Properties panel to enable the Playing setting!
Additionally, at this time, for performance reasons, only up to two videos will be able to be played simultaneously on a client.
What’s coming next?
We are just getting started with this technology. From cutscenes to tutorials to animated textures, we know all of you are going to want to use this in different ways for your own unique experiences. We are working on our next milestone of allowing all of you to upload custom video content for your own experiences, so stay tuned for that!
Documentation and resources
We hope you enjoy this new feature and are looking forward to seeing all the awesome things you will do with it. Huge thank you to the big team that made this happen: @QuantumOrbital @portenio @IgnisRBX @MoonRocketApollo @Doctor_Sonar @zDedrid @ApplePineCake @St4rst0n3 @DrowningEggs @KurtisC_Roblox @NoAlias @ReallyLongArms @iriszh @Lvl100SuperBurrito @FriendlyAdder @AtomicOperation @funturious and @LuaPolar!