I've made a noob mistake and set up a whole scene with empty image objects.

Is it possible to convert them so they would show in the render? I know I can delete everything and start importing everything from scratch as planes, but that would take too much time to start all over again.

  • $\begingroup$ Hello and welcome :). I don't think it's possible to convert them. However, you can add images as planes, and easily copy the location and rotation of the original empty image. I could post a full answer, if you're interested. $\endgroup$ – Jachym Michal Dec 22 '19 at 16:58
  • $\begingroup$ Yes! That would be great! Thank you in advance! $\endgroup$ – Bold Dec 22 '19 at 17:06

DanielEngler has created an add-on to convert Image Empties into mesh objects.

After installing and activating the addon, simply select an Image Empty and click on the "Add Image Planes" button in the Empty to Image Plane tab of the sidebar in the 3D view.

animated gif showing the usage of the addon

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    $\begingroup$ Sweet. Didn't know that. This should be the top answer :). $\endgroup$ – Jachym Michal Dec 22 '19 at 17:42

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