How to add reference images "background image" in

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How to add reference images "background image" in

Postby Spaceface » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:24 pm


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.


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Postby _BigWings_ » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:16 am

in the header menu of your 3d view select "view->background image..."


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Postby Nikprodanov » Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:47 am

Get a newer build, Alpha 0 is outdated and doesnt have the "load image" button.

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Postby btc-cocr » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:14 pm

_BigWings_ wrote:in the header menu of your 3d view select "view->background image..."


you appear to not have read that this is the new version, the method you describe worked in the old version

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Postby stiv » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:31 pm

Uhhhh... when the the Original Poster said 'latest version', that was back in December 2009. A hazard when posting in old threads, I guess.

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Postby flash5565 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:56 pm

So, is there a way to add background images with the (currently) new version of blender? I dont see a way to import one...

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Postby Tehrasha » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:53 pm

Spacemice Wiki -- Input devices for a 3D world.
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Postby Silambarasan » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:52 am

Hi, :)

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. :D

simply hit this link ... ew_Options

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