How to animated thumbnail?

How do I get my thumbnail to be animated? I have an animated WebP, it animates when I use it in the description of the model, but if I put it as cover its just the first frame frozen.

Correction, it animates in my description while I’m in edit mode, but not in the publish mode.

Have you tried an animated GIF file?

Yea gifs animates both in edit mode and in publish mode, but only allowed in the description, not in the thumbnail/cover.

I made a request a few days ago. But my latest few uploads don’t benefit from using a GIF, so I haven’t followed up on it yet. (BTW, my request was met with a couple of objections :slight_smile:

Not all models need GIFs. Most decorative models are probably better off with photos only, but some functional models can greatly benifit from a few seconds of animation to show what they are for.

Oh its some special privilege only a few people are allowed? How did you make the request?

Think its quite an advantage with the current fidget contests, or just contests over all.

The models that have animated GIFs are those linked from other platform such as Printables. Somehow the linked models can have GIF as covers. Direct uploads don’t allow GIF as cover, only in description. I made a request right on this forum, as a post :slight_smile:

Ah ok, I get it. How tricky!

GIF or webm thumbnail is in our recent schedule.


Good to hear. Hopefully it comes out soon so people who want to participate in design contests don’t have to upload their models onto Printables first then link back just to get a GIF cover, which is not what Makerworld wants since the rule says “refrain from reposting models from other websites.”


Thank you for the explanation. We spent 3 hours converting GIFs to WebP format images, mistakenly thinking there was a problem with the format… :sweat_smile: