Image background transform

If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation where you had to correctly place a background reference image in Blender, as we have, you may have felt frustrated by the limited controls offered by the Background Images panel. We couldn’t find an add-on to facilitate the process of correctly placing images, so we wrote one. It uses controls close to Blender’s own transformation tools (Grab, Rotate, Scale, etc.). You can move multiple images at once, rotate and scale around the 3D Cursor, or around each background image’s center.

You can download and test it right now on our GitHub repo.

Art © David Revoy 2009, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

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  • Hubert Niećko
    Posted May 7, 2018 at 9:18 am 0Likes

    That is one of my top missing feature in blender. Thanks a lot for sharing

  • cmomoney
    Posted May 7, 2018 at 2:59 pm 0Likes
  • Damien Picard
    Posted May 7, 2018 at 3:21 pm 0Likes

    Hubert Niećko: thanks for downloading! May this be useful to you.

    cmomoney: I took a look at your add-on. It looks very nice, however I don’t see much functionality overlap between our add-ons. How would you fit them together? Right now I think it would be more useful for users to choose whichever functionality is useful for them, don’t you?

    • cmomoney
      Posted May 7, 2018 at 10:13 pm 0Likes

      Maybe not. But I do think the copy function would go well, if not better, with your addon.

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