So working with a head model, I have a color image for texturing the face/scalp/neck and have the UV mapped properly to the image but when I render the image is always in black and white only. I cannot find anyplace in any settings or in materials or texture panes where I can see why this should be so. If I delete all materials and try to make a new one, I am only allowed to select black and white images of the color texture. If I reload or replace the texture with the same image again, same thing. It is in color in the Texture selection in the 3d model window but as soon as I render it, in the 3d window or via actually rendering of the still image, it is black and white.


Here's some screen captures: Material panel

Texture panel

  • $\begingroup$ Did you set the color management look to greyscale? $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Sep 3 '17 at 16:32
  • $\begingroup$ Where would I find that? I could have accidently hit a hot key at some point and not realize it but where is that setting? Looking at output in the "camera" pane, it is set to RGB and 16 bit color. I don't know of any other settings. $\endgroup$
    – PKO
    Sep 3 '17 at 16:45

Found the issue. In the material pane under preview one of the settings was wrong. I changed "color" to image texture and then was allowed to select the texture image. That corrected the color rendering issue.


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