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09-12-2003, 01:22 PM
Is there a way to put a background image on the front view in layout? I am making some 3D text go in perspective to a 2D image of a building.

I know how to do it in render, but I was wondering how to do it in layout so that I can make the text appear parallel to the 2d image.


09-12-2003, 01:36 PM
Well, you can't use a background image when using the "Front" view in Layout, however, if you switch your view to the Camera that you're using to render with, you can set the background to your background image. Hit D for display options, then select Background Image in the dropbox for Camera View Background.

Since you can't render with a Front view, there's no point in trying to align the text with that view. Work in your camera view for alignment.

09-12-2003, 02:53 PM
Ok thats what I needed! I think the prob was I was trying to move the obhject into place rather than moving the camera.