# Applying Textures in Blender

Hello I'm pretty new to Blender, and I need some help with applying premade textures to models I've downloaded from blendswap.

So If I download this model for example: http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/78361 and import it to blender, the model added doesn't have the texture. All the models that I import look like this: http://i.imgur.com/RhjGkse.png

• Your viewport is using solid shading, which looks right. Does rendered preview or full render show the material? You change the viewport to rendered preview in the menu next to Object Mode – sambler Apr 4 '15 at 11:14
You are using the Cycles Render, so the colour does not show up in the viewport, but if you hit Shift+Z to change to Rendered View, you can see the image rendered in the view port and then you can see the colours.