I posted this question a few days ago; however, I couldn't get an answer. So I decided (at the urging of @Uncle Snail) to do one using cycles, but the same thing happens: It looks fine in the Rendered view of the viewport. But I would like to see it in the Material view so I can edit it while the material is correctly displayed. Also, there is a bump map applied in addition to the material. The .blend file (with the packed files) is linked.

Side-by-side of the material and rendered viewport views

  • $\begingroup$ What kind of texture mapping did you use? $\endgroup$ Mar 1, 2016 at 19:12
  • $\begingroup$ The Coordinates are Generated, and the Projection is Sphere. All X, Y, and Z offsets are 0. All X,Y, and Z sizes are 1.0."From Dupli" is unchecked. $\endgroup$
    – Fletch
    Mar 1, 2016 at 19:31
  • $\begingroup$ In my material view-port it doesn't even show anything. However, I think your problem is that one of your textures is in a different place than another. Try that. (If I were you, I'd just learn to use Cycles as well, but I know that wasn't the question. Then I would be able to help more though.) $\endgroup$ Mar 1, 2016 at 21:22
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    $\begingroup$ To learn Cycles, I would suggest going to almost any Blender tutorial place that exists. Almost everyone is using it now, so it shouldn't be hard to find. It may be a large transition at first, but once you get used to it, it's waaaay easier and more effective. I learned mostly from BlenderGuru.com , but I would also recommend watching some tutor4U on YouTube for beginners in Blender or cycles (try the cloth material tutorial). About the material... I don't really know how the Blender Internal viewport works, but I think maybe it is displaying part of your bump map (on the bottom) which is off $\endgroup$ Mar 2, 2016 at 19:29
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    $\begingroup$ Okay, I'm not sure why, but it's a glitch in Blender. I've never seen it before, but when you change the image mapping to sphere, it only changes the mapping for the render, and not the viewport. I'll run some more tests, but I believe this is a bug. I tried with a version of 2.76 as well, so it's not just 2.77. I'll run some more tests, and then get back to you in a little bit. $\endgroup$ Mar 5, 2016 at 22:38

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This was a bug, which is fixed in the version 2.78.

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