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I am modelling a mountain on the Moon using a reference photo from above. I have added a simple plane in top ortho view, and would really like to just plop that photo onto the plane.

I started looking into UV mapping, but it doesn't seem to be what I need, at least not the way it is usually used. I added the image as a reference, which helps a little, but of course as soon as I'm not in top ortho view, it disappears.

How would I do this?

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You can use the addon Import Images as Planes, after installation go to File > Import > Images as Planes, and now you should choose the photo. It will be imported as plane. With out need of you Unwrapping it.

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  • $\begingroup$ It's done it, but i can't see the image. I can't seem to find current documentation for the add-on. $\endgroup$
    – kim holder
    Aug 18, 2015 at 18:30
  • $\begingroup$ Found it - you have to go to the N panel, and check the box next to Textured Solid under the Shading section. $\endgroup$
    – kim holder
    Aug 18, 2015 at 18:35

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