Studio Backdrops Staff Pick

  • June 24, 2013
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: zerba
  • License: CC-BY
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I found myself making a lot of product shots lately, and thought that maybe it would be easier to have a set of backdrops that are easily customizable and that i could use really quickly instead of having to model them everytime. So that's what I did!

Here I created five (5) different studio backdrops that you can use for products shots, showing off your model, or anything where you need a nice infinite background.

All of them have customizable parameters that use Shapekeys to control them. Those parameters include: Roundness, Height, Width, etc.

Hopefully you guys find this really useful, I know I have, and if there is any problems with it please please let me know, I would like to make this better if I could.

There was no scripting involved because I have no idea how to script haha, but it would be awesome if somehow this were an add-on where you could choose from a menu which ones you want to import.

But anyways, enjoy and I hope it helps someone and happy blending!

Note: In the preview images, I show only four backdrops, there are indeed five but I could only upload five pictures altogether. So that meant one main picture and four individual pictures. The one that is missing is just the basic "Studio L" backdrop. But you can see it in the main picture used as the example.


  • mofx profile picture

    SO, SO very useful, thanks.

    Edited June 24, 2013
  • zerba profile picture

    You're very welcome, glad it helps!

    Written June 24, 2013
  • cedarwax profile picture

    This is very helpful. Would be a great addon with a selection menu. Wish I knew Python. Thank you very much.

    Edited June 25, 2013
  • zerba profile picture

    Yes, I really would want some kind of menu, but I guess for now you'd just have to append it. I'm happy you find it useful!

    Written June 25, 2013
  • mofx profile picture

    That is a great idea.

    Written June 26, 2013
  • brianW profile picture

    Nice thing to have, very useful. It gives me one of those 'why did no one think of it before?' moments. lol

    Written June 25, 2013
  • zerba profile picture

    Haha yeah, I had to look it up to see if anyone else had done it but I guess not.

    Written June 25, 2013
  • JackBryanReynard profile picture

    You should stick this on blendersartists or something; I'm sure there's a bored scripter or two willing to make this the add-on of the century. o: Good work!

    Written June 26, 2013
  • zerba profile picture

    Hey that's a good idea! What section do you think I should post it in, I don't want people getting mad for putting it in the wrong place haha

    Written June 26, 2013
  • zerba profile picture

    Woah, Staff Picks! Thanks guys, that's pretty awesome!! I'm really am happy people are finiding it useful!

    Written June 26, 2013
  • jamescandy profile picture

    Congratulations on the staff pick, David! I have a question, and I feel a little silly asking it, but I'm really curious; what are the differences between these backdrops? By which I mean, are there certain types of shots where one backdrop will be more effective than another (such as a drink/beverage shot, versus a car shot, versus a character). I've only ever used a simple subsurfed wall/floor background, so I'm sure reflections are much different with all these options.

    Written June 26, 2013
  • zerba profile picture

    No that's not a silly question. I had that same question too. But yeah, for different types of products you want different backdrops, like for example a big subject like a car would probably use the Corner Studio or "Studio U" backdrop because it kind of gives it scale and is more realistic. That's how I see it anyways haha. And the "Studio S" backdrop is good getting a certain reflection on the ground plain, like if you wanted just a but of reflection at the edge. Usually people would probably just use "Studio L" but it's good to have a variety :)

    Edited June 26, 2013
  • TimJacobs profile picture

    Thank You for adding this. I can see a lot of great uses for the backdrops.

    Written June 26, 2013
  • petyr profile picture

    Absolutely helpful! Thanks a lot!

    Written June 27, 2013
  • ronald8e profile picture

    Just great! Thank you :)

    Written June 28, 2013
  • Snipperbes profile picture

    Bravo, sir/madam! Quality stuff, yet so simple.

    Written June 28, 2013
  • zerba profile picture

    Haha, that would be sir :) Glad you like it!

    Written June 28, 2013
  • altfuns profile picture

    Sweeeet!!! Thanks

    Written June 28, 2013
  • Aritaborian profile picture

    Great work. Thank you very much.

    Written June 28, 2013
  • glorund profile picture


    thanks for sharing, but if you want this to be really useful on productive environments for other people, I suggest to switch the license to something else such as public domain. If I should credit you for every use I do from this, it's perfectly fair but not usable beyond non profit works, or learning oriented things.

    Actually it's a thing that both don't like and that I care about to respect from Blendswap. Sometimes it seems just like people chose CC-BY because they don't know what exactly to do with things they share here.

    Regards, Raimon

    Edited June 28, 2013
  • zerba profile picture

    Hey man, you have a really good point and I completely agree with you now. But when I tried to edit the blend, I found no way of changing the licensing... So you can just ignore it and use how ever many times you want without crediting me EVERY time haha. Don't worry about getting into trouble with licensing or anything, because I personally said you can use it like that, so I'm sure it will be good. I really appreciate your input and knowledge on the subject :) and I'm glad you like the backdrops!

    Edited June 28, 2013
  • comeinandburn profile picture

    great idea using shapekeys:) thanks for sharing!

    Written June 28, 2013
  • AyoubM profile picture

    I'm not a developer but I have "some scripting skills" I may try to turn this into an addon, thats if you dont mind.

    Written June 28, 2013
  • zerba profile picture

    That would be awesome!

    Written June 28, 2013
  • Kramon profile picture

    Without proper lightening is usles :D

    Written June 28, 2013
  • zerba profile picture

    Well then I guess you should use proper lighting with it. :)

    Edited June 28, 2013
  • zimpel profile picture

    great thank you very much

    Edited June 28, 2013
  • Big_Kahuna profile picture

    Very helpful. Thanks for sharing!

    Edited June 29, 2013
  • johnvms11 profile picture

    Very helpful. And the use of shape keys - just brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

    Edited June 29, 2013
  • zerba profile picture

    Haha thanks, I didn't know any other way I would go about doing it :P

    Written June 30, 2013
  • Felinono profile picture

    Really useful. Thanks a lot.

    Edited June 29, 2013
  • CandyTRONIC profile picture

    Congrats for being featured in Blendernation! Thanks for sharing~! I used mine here:

    Edited June 29, 2013
  • zerba profile picture

    Thanks, and that model looks great! I'm happy you found it useful!

    Written June 30, 2013
  • gaztec profile picture

    Thanks its very handy.

    Edited July 01, 2013
  • gillesthefrog profile picture

    great job. really usefull

    Written July 02, 2013
  • denfrost profile picture

    Thanks. Cool idea.

    Edited July 02, 2013
  • pacman829 profile picture

    Really cool idea, dont know why i didnt think of this before.

    Anyone else having issues switching "studios" ?

    Written July 06, 2013
  • zerba profile picture

    @pacman829 What do you mean "issues". Please do explain so I can fix it.

    Written July 07, 2013
  • KazeClans profile picture

    I just love it!! Thanks, now I am going to use these a lot.. great idea!:)

    Edited July 12, 2013
  • zerba profile picture

    Thanks, I'm glad you like it!

    Written July 13, 2013
  • juju profile picture

    This is cool man, very useful :D

    Written July 13, 2013
  • catsareassholes profile picture


    Great blend.

    I'm somewhat new so maybe I'm missing something. Studio L shows up but when I remove it (click off the eye in the outliner) and click on another Studio "eye" it doesn't show. None of the others show....I must be doing it wrong.


    Edited July 19, 2013
  • zerba profile picture

    Hey, you aren't missing anything, I put them in separate layers so that its better organized. On the bottom panel where it says Object Mode, if you look to the right of it you will see little squares and some of them have dots in it. If you click on of those then the different backdrops will show up. :)

    Written July 20, 2013
  • gneders profile picture

    Apreciate your generosity, its just what Ive been looking for, good work!

    Edited August 14, 2013
  • bone_eater profile picture

    this is awesome thanks and is there a current addon for it?

    Edited August 16, 2013
  • zerba profile picture

    No, sadly I have no knowledge in scripting, but if you would like to work on one, just message me! That would be great!

    Written December 23, 2013
  • spartak profile picture

    cool thanks

    Written August 21, 2013
  • s1n86d profile picture


    Written September 26, 2013
  • october18th profile picture

    Thank you for the scenes.. Great help.

    I tried rendering the scene and the backdrop is showing the wire frame through the texture.

    Any ideas?

    Written September 27, 2013
  • october18th profile picture

    Oops. Found out why.. I had two materials under the object, one of them being wire-frame.

    Edited September 27, 2013
  • comeinandburn profile picture

    what an excellent share! thanks so much :) Very well thought out.

    Edited September 30, 2013
  • Sanjiva profile picture

    Thanks for your great job! It is really useful. I had several problems with my own bending-plane by using the subsurf modifier, as it is sometimes created a noticeable gradient bands on certain circumstances. I will try with yours.

    Edited October 14, 2013
  • CptJMitch profile picture

    Thanks for making this man :) , These will be a great time saver :)

    Written February 04, 2014
  • yogazwara profile picture

    great work, very helpful.. thx alots..

    Written March 18, 2014
  • JDHaller profile picture

    Great for use with so much... :) Thanks for sharing

    Written June 26, 2014
  • HRC profile picture

    Perfect, these will be very useful. Thank you.

    Written September 01, 2014
  • mischa96 profile picture

    Very Well done but it would be better if there is a Camera beacuse i suck at positioning :D

    Written October 23, 2014
  • DiagonalShadow profile picture

    This is a really great idea, great for modelling cars and such, thanks for the great work!

    Written November 06, 2014
  • oggepoggelj profile picture

    Very good thanks very much!

    Written December 27, 2014
  • alejo160 profile picture

    Wow, very usefull, and Versatile.... thanks a lot....

    Written April 02, 2015
  • adanos6 profile picture

    Thank you! :))

    Written May 29, 2015
  • MikaAsagi profile picture

    Thank you very much! This helped me a lot :D!

    Written November 30, 2015
  • designonwood profile picture

    thanks man, I am going to try it out. I am learning textures now so again, i think this will be a big help

    Written March 22, 2016
  • nandopera profile picture

    Thanks dzerbs! This is very helpful and are nice models! Congrats!

    Written May 29, 2017
  • Supertuffe profile picture

    Great! Veruy usefull for my developing skills! Thank you!

    Written June 30, 2017
  • jercyCG profile picture

    Thanks a ton,for such a ease of work.

    Written May 08, 2018
  • MisterAsy profile picture

    Im Super Beginner in Blender or any 3d software. I got confused what to append in the file ? is it the object ? or ? I mean how to use this file ?

    Written October 31, 2018
  • ras770 profile picture

    8000 download while only 2 likes? Well, thank you uploader for sharing such valuable asset

    Written January 18, 2019
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    Written January 05, 2020
  • carinea2 profile picture

    So helpful !!! After many years I download it again. You're the best, THANK YOU !!!

    Written February 25, 2021
  • zerba profile picture

    Thank you! I'm people are still finding this useful!

    Written May 09, 2021
  • zerba profile picture

    Thank you! I'm people are still finding this useful!

    Written May 09, 2021
  • zerodean profile picture

    It's 2022 folks and this is STILL useful. THANK YOU.

    Written July 29, 2022
  • zerba profile picture

    Wow glad to know it still works and is being used. Thanks!

    Written September 15, 2022
  • arig profile picture

    So useful !! Thanks!!

    Written November 13, 2022