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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action — adding a template

Now you'll get started by putting up the templates so they can be seen within the 3D View:

  1. Open a new file in Blender.
  2. Press Numpad 3 to get the Right view in the 3D View. Press Numpad 5 to make sure it is in Ortho mode.
  3. Press N to display the Properties panel in the 3D View.
  4. Scroll down to the Background Images subpanel of the 3D View Properties panel as seen in the following screenshot.
  5. Click theLMB over the triangle that is on the left of the subpanel to open it up.
  6. Check the checkbox by the text Background Images so that the background image will be displayed.
  7. Click on the Add Image button with theLMB.
  8. Click on the Open button with theLMB and load the image 6907_07_01.png from this chapter's Images directory in ...

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