Background image

I would like to know if you can use a .GIF image for a background (View -> Background Image…)? I have an image that is .GIF file, and I want to display it on my background so I can trace it out and make a 3d version of it.

Trying it would have answered your question. Yes you can use gifs for background images. I can’t say whether or not all gifs will work like animated ones but if you have any trouble with a gif, you can always change it to another format using one of a whole load of image conversion tools.

I did try it, and I noticed that for some reason there didn’t seem to be a little blue box next to the file when I tried to open it. This lead me to believe that Blender wasn’t recogonizing the fact that the file was a valid format for an image file. Is there something I can do to fix that?