I’m sure I’m not the first person to ask this, but couldn’t find anything on it.
Ok, so I can set a background reference image the usual way, and it works and all that, but there’s a catch. If I’m modelling something in plan view the background image vanishes as soon as the Y axis is not vertical. This is, to put it politely, rather a nuisance. Often I would like to rotate the view due to dimensions being written on the background image, or just to get a better grip on some aspect of the modeling. Having the image vanish results in me talking to my computer and saying things like “Look you dumb mofo, I’m still looking at the effing thing in top view and I want that insert expletive of choice reference image”.
Now sure, I can make myself a background plane and set a texture on it, with the texture holding my reference image, and that will work with the screen rotated. But it won’t effing work in wireframe view, and wireframe is mostly what you need for this sort of stuff.
So, question: is there any way to get a background reference in any and all plan views, regardless of screen rotation, and to have it visible when doing wireframe view editing?
If the answer is “No”, then the next question becomes “Why effing not?”. It would be a really handy feature.