<backdrop> (Backdrop Plane)

This element defines a plane in which effects, such as glow and shadow, are applied in relation to the shape they are being applied to. The points and vectors contained within the backdrop define a plane in 3D space.


In this image we see a plane being defined by an anchor point, the vector normal to the face of the plane and a vector pointing up in relation to the plane. ]

Parent Elements

<scene3d>; <scene3d>

Child Elements


<anchor> (Anchor Point)


<extLst> (Extension List)


<norm> (Normal)


<up> (Up Vector)


The following XML Schema fragment defines the contents of this element:

<complexType name="CT_Backdrop">
	<element name="anchor" type="CT_Point3D" minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="1"/>
	<element name="norm" type="CT_Vector3D" minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="1"/>
	<element name="up" type="CT_Vector3D" minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="1"/>
	<element name="extLst" type="CT_OfficeArtExtensionList" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1"/>