I’m currently working with Blender 2.71, and I can’t get the image as background (or video as background) function to work.
I’ve used it in the past and it always seemed pretty plug and play. I started trying to play a video as background, and couldn’t do that, and then settled with trying to put any image in background at all. I have tried in all views and none, clicking off every function available. (I am incidentally running Linux Mint.)
I’m burning serious time on this. Is the function bugged now or what?
What I really needed to do was bring in a video as background which I could then play, so I could make grease pencil notes to make it easier to plan the animation. I was in fact doing this until I had to reinstall my operating system.
If I back up to an older version might it work again? Anybody?