An image guide file is a text file containing one or more drawing commands which describe guides to overlay on compositing images.

  1. In a compositing viewer pane, open the right side toolbar and click Display Options or press D to open the Display Options window.

  2. Click the Viewport tab.

  3. Use the Image Guide option to set the image guide file to use.


All coordinates are expressed in pixels.

color R G B A

Sets the drawing color.

box X Y Width Height

Draws a box at (X,Y) with the specified Width and Height.

rect X1 Y1 X2 Y2

Draws a box with one corner at (X1, Y1) and the opposite corner at (X2, Y2).

line X1 Y1 X2 Y2

Draws a line from (X1, Y1) to (X2, Y2).

lines N dX dY X1 Y1 X2 Y2

Draws N lines from (X1, Y1) to (X2, Y2), offsetting both coordinate pairs by ( dX, dY) each time. Use this to draw grids.




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