I've downloaded the latest version of blender and cannot add a background ref image.
When I hit N a pop up to the right appears and has a option checkbox "Background Image"
I checked the box but find where to open any preferences to select an image to from my files?
Any step by step help appreciated.
in the header menu of your 3d view select "view->background image..."
Get a newer build, Alpha 0 is outdated and doesnt have the "load image" button.
Uhhhh... when the the Original Poster said 'latest version', that was back in December 2009. A hazard when posting in old threads, I guess.
So, is there a way to add background images with the (currently) new version of blender? I dont see a way to import one...
Background images only available for Top, Right(Side), Back, Bottom, Left and Front (and their complementary versions) orthographic views! The picture remains the same when you switch between these six views.
simply hit this link http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.6/Manual/3D_interaction/Navigating/3D_View_Options
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