I am new to blender, and I started with trying to append new objects from blends available online. I looked over various videos/tutorials and they all state that appending the object / linking the object should get it into my blend.
The problem is that whenever I append, I get the object only, and not its materials (The animations sometimes do get copied).
For example : http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/26363 has a dragon with all the textures and animations, but whenever I try to append the object or the scene, I get a dragon without any material/texture on it.
I know this might be a very rookie question, but I have not been able to figure out what to do since the past 3 days. SO any help is appreciated.