How do you lock an imported image in place?


#1

I have imported a .jpg of a map, and keep accidentally selecting it when all I want to select is the cubes on top. How can I lock it in place? I know it does this when you import a map with the Add Location tool, but as you can’t rotate the map in Add Location I can’t get the exact image I want from it, so it has to be an imported image.


#2

Hi Monsoon:

Select your image, right click on it and select lock. The image outline should turn red. To edit, or delete the image, right click again and select unlock.

Santiago


#3

The Google Earth Snapshot you’re referring to is not an Image entity.
It is a Material applied to a face bounded by hidden edges which is a locked Group.

You cannot lock an Image entity.
You can only lock a Group or Component.

I often use this plugin to make an Image entity a Group, which can be locked.
Make_Components.rb by Matt666

-Geo


#4

To do it without plugins… to make an Image into a Group or a Component you first need to add a small perpendicular Line.
Select the Image and the Line.
Next Context-menu > Make Group / Make Component.
Now edit the Group or Component and erase the Line.
Now the Image is alone inside a Group or Component.
Select the Group or Component and Context-menu > Lock to lock its location etc…
Later on you can Unlock etc as desired.
As a Component you can also make it glue to a surface, cut a hole etc…