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this is my problem: I was following a tutorial on how to use the Texture Paint feature on blender, so i could paint a terrain I am modelling. I was succesful to paint the whole terrain with beautiful, exhuberant vegetation, and crystalline water running through the valley.

So I saved my file, and I went to sleep. But now I've reopened the file and everything seems like i left it yesterday, except that i can see no texture in the terrain... The weird thing is that the textures i used are still there... I don't understand, i barelly understand the interface, please help. I'm not even sure if the texture is there or if it was never "saved" or something...

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despite i may seem clueless, i might say that i only completed the first half of the tutorial, but anyway i wanted to consult with everyone here, maybe someone has the same problem....

I am now going throug the second part of the tutorial for possible answers but i (and hopefully many more) will be gratefull for your help

Thanks in advance!

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Related: blender.stackexchange.com/q/5691/599 –  gandalf3 Mar 11 at 20:09
    
Related: blender.stackexchange.com/q/14050/599 –  gandalf3 Jul 23 at 19:59
    
If you wan't to save them automatically, try using this script: blender.stackexchange.com/a/15782/3127 –  GiantCowFilms Nov 18 at 15:55

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You need to save the image texture to an image file F3 (Menu: Image / Save As Image) otherwise all changes are lost. Blender indicates an unsaved texture in the UV-Editor with an asterisk at the Image Menu Item.

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Another option would be to pack the image into the .blend file.

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:'( i feel so sad and stupid at the same time, thank you! –  invicente Mar 11 at 17:30

Did you save the texture? Blender will not automatically save the texure for you as the texture is an external file.

If the image has not been saved you will see a start indicating so in the UV view.

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Don't forget to press Alt S to save the image.

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Does this mean i forever lost the one i made yesterday? –  invicente Mar 11 at 17:29
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yes, they are gone forever. You will need to start over again. –  Vader Mar 11 at 17:51

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