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I am watching a tutorial on how to UV map a model and I have this horse I created. enter image description here There should be a section named 'Surface' beneath the section named 'Preview' which is required to select the image. I have tried restarting blender and it just isn't there. I really hope that I don't have to re install blender.

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    $\begingroup$ Sounds like the tutorial is using Cycles, but you are using Blender Render. $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Aug 7 '15 at 0:02
  • $\begingroup$ @gandalf3 Yea I just remembered seeing a render option at the top and when I switched to cycles render the surface option that was missing appeared so I guess that cleared the mystery thx. If it isn't too much of a bother could you help with my new issue >.< blender.stackexchange.com/questions/35225/… $\endgroup$ – Semper Ambroscus Aug 7 '15 at 0:05
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Once you've created a material go to the texture section, and create a new texture ->image. The texture will now be associated with the material.

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Open the image you want to use and then you need to assign some coordinates for the texture mapping and what kind of influence the texture is going to have on the material, the default is Color.

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  • $\begingroup$ But then how does it know that the image is bound to the material? $\endgroup$ – Semper Ambroscus Aug 6 '15 at 22:06
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    $\begingroup$ Because you add the texture to your material $\endgroup$ – gladys Aug 6 '15 at 22:29
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    $\begingroup$ in the 1st animation, under the tabs, you can see "Cube > material > texture". This means "Texture" belongs to "Material" belongs to "Cube". In other words Texture is a part of Cube's Material. $\endgroup$ – Bithur Aug 6 '15 at 22:39
  • $\begingroup$ @bithur thanks that helps a lot but am still confused as to why my gui is so different from the one in the tutorial... The video was using version 2.74 and I use 2.73 so there shouldn't be such an extreme difference... $\endgroup$ – Semper Ambroscus Aug 6 '15 at 22:46
  • $\begingroup$ to keep you sanity try using the version of blender that's used in the tutorial. you can get all of the versions of blender here: download.blender.org/release $\endgroup$ – user1853 Aug 6 '15 at 22:50

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