Is it possible to create a background?

  • Hi there! Using a billboard is probably the best way to create a full screen background. The problem with using a billboard is that it uses a separate camera called an orthographic camera. And by default, this camera renders above the normal camera. Follow these steps to make the orthographic camera render behind the normal camera:

    • Add a billboard, this will automatically create a camera called "Orthographic Camera"
    • Select "Orthographic Camera" and change the "Input" field to "Device Camera Texture"
    • Select the original camera called "Camera" and set its "Input" field to "Orthographic Camera Output"
    • In the Resources Panel, select the "Camera Output" texture and in the Inspector Panel, check "Use as Output"

    Alternatively, you could achieve the effect by making a 2D sprite the child of the camera. Then, just make sure this sprite is the first object in your objects panel (for 2D sprites, the order in the objects panel determines its render order). For more info on render order, search for "Render Order" in this guide:

    https://lensstudio.snapchat.com/guides/general/panels/

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  • Thank you so much! I managed to figure it all out myself except for the last step. You're a life saver!

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