How to remove the matched photo from the scene?

Hello Community,

I guess it’s a silly question but I just can’t find a solution.

I used a photo to build a model around it with the reference function. Now I like to remove the photo from the scene, without deleting the whole scene.

I like to get the exact same scene, just without the overlaying photo and the green tint. Please help.

Two options:

  1. Adjust the Match Photo sliders so the image doesn’t show.

  2. Create a new scene from the same position after deleting the Match Photo scene.

  1. I can’t see any slider for the opacity? How do I get to them?

  2. How do I create a new scene, from exakt that position? The only way I found to get out of the mathing modus is to move the camera position, which changes the perspective

Look under the edit tab in Styles.

Select the Match Photo scene. Click on the + in the circle in the Scenes window.

Select the Match Photo scene in the Scenes window and click on the - in the circle to delete it.

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  1. Aah thx, thanks alot, would have never looked into the styles panel for that. Strangly, when I set the sliders to zero, I still have the reference photo in multiply overlay.

  2. Doesn’t work for me. When I create a new Scene, I still have the overlaying reference photo. So I just duplicate the same scene.

Well, use step one then. You could also just untick the boxes for the images.

Thanks for your help :slight_smile:

Alot of strange behavior there. Had to uncheck the “textures mode” in the shape style panel to get rid of the multiplying photo reference.

What? The shape Style window is in LayOut.

What multiplying photo reference?

Like the Multiply Effect in Photoshop, Sketchup somehow multiplied the phototexture over everything.
For now, I found the used graphic in “used materials” and deleted it for good.

Creating a new scene from the Match Photo viewpoint when the MatchPhoto scene is still there will, in fact duplicate it…complete with image.
You need to delete the Match Photo scene first. Just don’t move your viewpoint until you’ve created a new scene.

When I delete the Scene and create a new one, I get the same scene, WITH the photo. ANd I can’t see a way to exactly delete the “MatchPhotoScene”, because SketchUp treads it like a normal scene.

That’s strange, because the method I described is exactly how I removed the Match Photo from the file in this thread and replaced it with a small portion of the same image from the same viewpoint.

Yeah, I replicated your steps, but for me the photo was still there and I got the same scene again.