A simple script to save time on the routine of importing background images for modelling reference, by automating the most common actions taken when adding backgrounds.
This function will search the specified folder for all JPG and PNG image files, and load them to blender as 3D View backgrounds. You can control opacity and scale of all images at once.
Images with the words “TOP”, “BOTTOM”, “FRONT”, “BACK”, “LEFT”, “RIGHT” or “CAMERA” (all case-insensitive) in their file names will automatically be constrained to the respective axis.
Images without these key words will either be ignored (if “Only cardinal directions” is checked) or be loaded for all views.
How to use:
The button for this function is in the 3D View properties menu, under “Background Fast Import” tab. After pressing it, set the operator options:
- Only cardinal directions - check this to ignore any images without a direction in the filename.
- Path to folder - select the folder where the images you want to import are located.
- Scale and opacity - set these commonly used properties for all background images at once.