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Holding 2D photo still while changing view

Postby Collin Alexander » Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:42 am

I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything here. Am I right that it's impossible to to import a 2D photo as a background, then change the view of the model while keeping the 2D photo unmoved?

I can import the 2D photo, but it then acts as a face, and moves around in 3D with everything else. I'd like the photo to just hold still while I change the view of the model.

Possible? I don't want to use photo-match, it doesn't work if the photo's been cropped.
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Re: Holding 2D photo still while changing view

Postby solo » Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:11 am

You can make it a component and check the face camera option, that way no it will always face you regardless of the view of your model.
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Re: Holding 2D photo still while changing view

Postby Wo3Dan » Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:10 am

Collin Alexander wrote:........ import a 2D photo as a background, then change the view of the model while keeping the 2D photo unmoved?........

Collin,

goto:
Window > Styles > Edit > Watermark Settings (=icon4 > (check 'Display watermarks' and click [+]sign > import your picture and proceed/follow instructions to adjust settings.

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Re: Holding 2D photo still while changing view

Postby Collin Alexander » Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:30 pm

"Always face Camera" didn't work. I selected the photo, then I had to click and drag a rectangle around it to identify it so that "make component" would work. Then I made it a component, and got the "make component" dialog, which included the "always face camera" check box.

I checked that off, and the photo still orbits, pans etc right along with everything else.

I can't get "always face camera" to work at all. Does it work for anybody, or is it just me?

-CA
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Re: Holding 2D photo still while changing view

Postby Collin Alexander » Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:31 pm

Just saw Wo3Dan's idea, will try that.
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Re: Holding 2D photo still while changing view

Postby Collin Alexander » Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:40 pm

Yes, Watermark is the way to do it. Thank you very much Wo3Dan.

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