i have a 3D Object and want to add a background image( if possible even a movie) to this 3D Object. I use Cycles to render and tried a plane with the image as texture. When i go into render mode, it looks like this(picture with background) and when rendered, it has no background. The key also looks into a different direction.

Should i even use Cycles for this or use motion tracking? i tried to use that but had several problems.


Rendered mode

When scene is rendered

enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ Duplicate as said above. The only thing I would add is that if you want to have a video instead of a static image, you need to use motion tracking without a doubt. $\endgroup$
    – Cherna
    Jun 16, 2017 at 15:40

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Try any of these node setups in the compositor:

Movie as background:

Image as background:

enter image description here

Source: cycles not rendering movie clip used as background

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    $\begingroup$ If you are going to blatantly copy and paste an answer... at least show the link to the original one... $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Jun 16, 2017 at 20:22
  • $\begingroup$ Of course, sorry! $\endgroup$
    – Frity
    Jun 16, 2017 at 20:23

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