Reference to image plane

Reference to image plane

Reference to Image Plane is an add-on that converts reference images into textured image mesh planes, functioning similarly to importing an image as a plane.

Key Features:

  • Conversion of Reference Images: Enables the conversion of drag-and-dropped images, empty objects, or camera background images into textured image mesh planes.
  • Options for Empty Objects References:
    • Shader Choices: Users can select from Emit, Principled, and Shadeless shaders.
    • Naming Conventions: The name of the created texture plane can be based on the image filename or from the object name.
    • Deletion of Empty References: Offers the option to delete Empty references after conversion.
    • Transformation Retention: Maintains the initial Empty image transformation in the generated mesh.
  • Options for Camera Background Images:
    • Post-Creation Actions: Allows for hiding or deleting the background image after creation.
    • Distance Setting: Users can set the distance of the plane from the camera, with the plane being parented to the camera.
    • Driver Creation: Facilitates creating a driver to keep the plane in view of the camera, using custom properties to control depth and scale.

Relevant addons

Blender SculptGL Importer

Blender SculptGL Importer

Import models from SculptGL files with PBR information

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