Change Background Colors or Images in Scenes

Depending on your design, you can add a background to all scenes in a World or to individual scenes. You can use simple color backgrounds or images.

Changing scene background color

To change the background color of all scenes in a World:

  1. On the Mind Map, select the World node where you want to change the background.
  2. In the Options panel on the right, click Background Color.
  3. In the Colors window, select the color you need and click OK.
  4. To preview the color, click the Preview button on the Navigation bar.

When you double-click the World node, the background in the Scene Editor will be the color you have chosen, for example, see the yellow background color shown in the image in World Workspace.

Adding background images

To add an image background to an individual scene or all scenes:

  1. On the Mind Map, double-click the World node where you want to change the background.
  2. In the Scene Selector at the bottom of the World workspace, click the scene where you want to change the background.
  3. Drag an image from your computer and hover it over the Scene Editor.
    A Drop Wheel appears with two sections for you to assign a category for the image.
  4. In the Drop Wheel, drag the image over the Object section on the right.
  5. On the Scene Editor toolbar, click the Camera button to get the camera view.
  6. On the Scene Editor toolbar, select the Move Tool and position the image in front of the camera to the desired location.
  7. Select the Scale Tool and resize the image so that if fills all or most of the screen.
    If needed, for details on using the tools, see Tools.
  8. To attach the background image to the camera so that it remains in place in all scenes, in the Outliner, find the name of your image and drag it over the Camera.
    The image now appears in the Camera drop-down list in the Outliner hierarchy.
  9. To preview the background, click the Preview button on the Navigation bar.