Picture frame image "not found"


Good morning Rhino friends,

I have noticed several times lately that bitmap images that I have inserted in to modelspace with picture frame work fine for a while, then at some later point when I open the file again, the images are there but with [Image not found: “path”] displayed on them. When I insert my bitmap images I am always careful to make sure that the embed option is set to yes-- so I cannot figure out why this is happening. I am not using the images as a texture but merely as photographic research that shows up in my layout drawings for the construction.

Any thoughts?

(Pascal Golay) #2

Hi Cosmas- if the image is still on disk, where it was when inserted, and Rhino does not see it, then we have a problem, whether embedded or not - otherwise, I guess we’ll need to reproduce a case where Embed=Yes and the image goes missing. FYI, I think we’ve changed the default in V6 to Embed=Yes…



The plot thickens. I just picture framed a replacement image for the image described above that had [image not found] on it and the new image which I just posted (with embed=yes) ALSO says [image not found] even though I am just posting it:(

Is this strange?


Let me know what I can do to help, Pascal. Shall I upload the file?



responding to your above message, if an image is embeded why would it matter whether it’s original location has changed?

(Studio) #6

Hey Cosmas,

Were you ever able to figure out a solution to this? The same issue is happening to me…


That issue was a while ago, Studio, and it was in V5. The answer is it seems to have gone away. I would contact McNeel’s technical support if you are struggling with this.

(Pascal Golay) #8

Hello - are you running V5 or V6?