I have a couple of reference images that I'm trying to set up correctly

There are two views: front 263x490 side 766x490

I am using the background images function, however it seems that they are being scaled differently. It looks to me like the side view is scaled based off the width of the front view. Is there a way to change this? Side, Front.

  • $\begingroup$ Either use an actual mesh plane with an image texture to correctly size them or use an Empty object with an image display $\endgroup$ Jun 29, 2016 at 17:33
  • $\begingroup$ @Vailant without the images the question makes no sense any more. $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Jun 29, 2016 at 21:37
  • $\begingroup$ Please edit your question, and reupload the images. $\endgroup$
    – David
    Jun 30, 2016 at 3:35

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My solution was to increase the canvas size of the front view image such that its dimensions matched those of the side view. i.e. 263x490 becomes 766x490, to match the right side view resolution.

It seems to be that blender attributes the largest side of the first background image 10 blender units and goes from there, throwing things out of whack if your images are cropped.


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