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How to add background images or reference pictures in Blender 2.8x


Widhi Muttaqien writes:

Assalamu’alaikum. Hi guys.

My name is Widhi Muttaqien from Expose Academy.

In this tutorial video, I want to show you how to place background images or reference pictures on the 3D viewport and also on a camera view inside Blender 2.8 or above. Essentially we’ll be using a new type of empty object in Blender called the “image object”. We will cover different ways to create “image object”. Then discuss each of the features more in-depth. And finally how to add background images in camera view which is a bit different than using the “image object”.

I hope this short tutorial can be helpful. Happy Blending!

Widhi Muttaqien

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Widhi Muttaqien

Entrepreneur and academic lecturer in Computer Graphic disciplines. He founded several creative based companies and already made several products using Blender. He is also responsible for bringing Blender as the standard 3D software in the university where he teaches. His main blog is

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