I am currently working on a 3D model and I was using a reference image to get the proportions right. Sine 2.8 doesnt have the background image feature I was using an empty object as image. After fixing up some non-manifold edges I just noticed my reference is not visible anymore even though it is still listed in the outliner.

Does someone know why that is and how to fix it?

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Image empties are as overlays and you disabled them to display. Enable them back and your image will be displayed again:

demo pic


Are you in local view? In that case / (or View > Local View > Toggle Local View) should bring everything back

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks for the quick reply. I tried toggling local view for all of the objects and the collections but the reference image does not come back. $\endgroup$ – XDrake Dec 10 '18 at 14:37
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, I didn't guess right what your problem was :) $\endgroup$ – Nicola Sap Dec 10 '18 at 16:35

I have a similar but different problem. I think I might have been messing around with snaps on my model and inadvertentlyenter image description here squished the images?(you see the black vert lines?) but the bounding box is still there like I did nothing.(see the yellow box on the right.) But all my scales are where theyre supposed to be. What gives?


FIXED: enter image description hereHave no Idea what happened. I messed with SUBDIVISIONS inside OVERLAY i think and one image popped up. I then saved, closed and reopened Blender and they both popped up. Guess its a glitch.

  • $\begingroup$ In answer section you put answers. You may just mention you had the same/similar problem and then go straight to the solution. $\endgroup$ – Lukasz-40sth Jan 8 '19 at 9:56

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