Using a 3D background image

You can use a specially formatted image to create an immersive 3D environment for your mockup scene.

How to do it

  1. Find or create an environment image. See below for details.
  2. Drag in your environment image on the scene's background
  3. That's it. If Rotato recognizes your image as an environment image, you will see the environment move as you drag to pan the camera.

Using gradients or images

Here's an example using a simple gradient in 1:2 format - e.g. 1400 x 700

And here's what it looks like when. you use a spherical image.

Using reflections only

Using only the reflections can help make your scene more calm if you have a busy reflection map.

  1. Drag in your reflection image on the background
  2. Change the background to a solid color in the Looks toolbar, or drag in a new non-reflection image.

How to reset a scene's environment

Go to the Lens tab and remove the checkmark next to Reflection Environment.

The environment image format

Rotato supports the following environment image formats

  • Spherical projection. Pixel coordinates mapped to lat/long on a sphere. Grab 100% free spherical maps here.
  • Vertical strip. 6 x 1:1 cubes side by side.
  • Horizontal strip. 6 x 1:1 cubes stacked.

Watch a video

What it looks like

Nice to know

See also

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