A user asked:
Is it Possible to render a photomatch Model w Irender nXt?
We don't get any of the details fo the the Photomatch Image from SketchUp. We use their Ruby interface to get the geometry to render, and the Photomatch details are just not exposed.
We are able to render in front of the PhotoMatch image, if you select it as your background image for the rendering.
This works as long as you're still in the original view that was used when you created the PhotoMatch View. Otherwise, we can't read the actual view from Photomatch - if you have zoomed or panned after setting up the PhotoMatch. (This is a deficiency of SketchUp that we haven't figured out how to overcome yet.) So it is important that you leave the view zoomed out after setting up the photo match and render from that view - and don't zoom or pan the view before rendering.
Currently, we only render Photomatch Views correctly if the SketchUp window is zoomed to the same extents as the Photomatch Image, as below. Otherwise, the rendering is stretched by the difference in the aspect ratio of the Photomatch Image and the SketchUp window.
However, if the SketchUp window no longer matches the PhotoMatch image aspect ratio, or is zoomed in or out, you can still use the Image Layer Wizard to position the image.
That technique is described here:
I've restated his steps here (since a couple of the links and button names have changed):
Let me know if you need more help getting this to work, or if it works!