I have already spent 2 hours figuring out how to position image correctly... So here is the problem:

I would like to set background image in such way it fits to the real measure (doing iphone modeling tutorial,)

  1. I set scale to metric and centimeters
  2. During the process the grid is going crazy (super large etc)
  3. I put image and it is has 10m size!
  4. I change size of image so it ~fits to my needs
  5. Then I just can't align the image properly as it jumps when using offset X or Y option (image does not moves smoothly and precisely)
  6. Is there a bug or I am doing something wrong. It looks like image offset function is not scaled proportionally

I tried changing grid size, units etc etc but still nothing. I would appreciate your help. I guess it's a beginner problem:) Thank You in advance

  • $\begingroup$ It would help if you included a link to the tutorial you were using, plus a copy of your blend file, so we can see exactly where the trouble was - blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com $\endgroup$ – Doyousketch2 Mar 25 '17 at 0:20
  • $\begingroup$ Don't use background images, use empties with images instead. They are a much more modern and robust solution, built to replace the older background images system. $\endgroup$ – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Mar 25 '17 at 2:04
  • $\begingroup$ Thank You for the answer. I did it with empties as suggested( new stuff for me). I am new to 3D and blender and amazed about its possibilities and community answers here. I think I figured out how to solve the problem with background img.-I think that If I add any object and set grid size at first, then the background image can be moved smoothly, however your solution was better. $\endgroup$ – Soviet Wizard Mar 27 '17 at 13:14

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