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Blender 3D Basics Beginner's Guide Second Edition by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action – adding a template

Now, get started by putting up the templates so that they can be seen within 3D View, executing the following steps:

  1. Open a new file in Blender.
  2. Press 3 on the NumPad to get the Right view in 3D View and press the 5 on the NumPad for the Ortho view.
  3. Press N to display the Properties panel in 3D View.
  4. Scroll down to the Background Images subpanel of 3D View's Properties panel, as seen in the next screenshot.
  5. Click on the triangle that is to the left of the subpanel to open it.
  6. Check the checkbox by the text Background Images, so that the background image can be displayed.
  7. Click on the Add Image button.
  8. Click on the Open button and load the image 4909_07_01.png from this chapter's Images directory in the download pack. ...

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