Locating origin for picture (textures)

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#1

I am attaching a sketchup file where I am attempting to insert a mountain picture using paint tool. I inserted the picture. However, I want to lower the base of the picture to make the sky more visible from model images I want to extract. When I lower the cube that hold the surface image, the image does not lower. How do I set the origin of the image. It seems to lock in at the level of the red-green plane. I suppose I could raise the whole model up to position relative to picture. I ajust the scale of paint edit menu to get the scale I want. Uploading…

Currently the file is showing no shadows. When I used shadows, I got a very dark image. Can I use shadows, can I control the light so that the jpg image imported to pain is not so dark. Set the shadows on to see what I am talking about. Also, it showed the shadow on the predefined 0 plane defined by x and y axis. That shadow blocked some of the picture.

Ideas for controlling insert pictures will be appreciated.

Eli


#2

Apparently file is too big to upload. Can anybody comment without the benefit of the file?


#3

make it a group and set ‘cast shadows’ and ‘Receive Shadows’ to off’…

try ‘zipping’ your skp file…


#4

Making it a group allows me to control where the picture is displayed. Thanks.
Eli