How to add reference images "background image" in

The forums here are for Blender development. Questions and discussion about *using* Blender belong on If your thread was moved here, you are probably in the wrong place.

Moderators: jesterKing, stiv

Post Reply
Posts: 0
Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:19 pm

How to add reference images "background image" in

Post by 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.


Posts: 0
Joined: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:13 pm

Post by _BigWings_ » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:16 am

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


Posts: 0
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:54 pm

Post by Nikprodanov » Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:47 am

Get a newer build, Alpha 0 is outdated and doesnt have the "load image" button.

Posts: 0
Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:18 am

Post by 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

Posts: 0
Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2003 7:58 am
Location: 45N 86W

Post by 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.

Posts: 0
Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:48 pm

Post by 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...

Posts: 0
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:21 am
Location: Iowa

Post by Tehrasha » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:53 pm

Spacemice Wiki -- Input devices for a 3D world.
Spacemice / Blender Compatibility

Posts: 0
Joined: Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:34 am
Location: Chennai

Post by 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

keep :D
I've spending most of the time to imagine

Post Reply