Can't See Materials On My Object?

I’m an absolute newb with blender, and was following a tutorial when I got to “materials”…
But when I create materials, they won’t apply/I can’t see them on my object? Am I doing something wrong?

I am using Blender 2.71 on a 64-bit Windows PC. Any help is appreciated- Thank you! :slight_smile:

We know how to use Blender, but we are not wizards.
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What does your object look like when you render - if it is simply black - then it’s likely you haven’t actually allocated the material to the object.

Select the object - go to the materials panel - select a material using the material browse button (the circle with the up/down triangles next to it). Alternatively - press the + button to create a new one (a new material will default to a light grey diffuse material - so at least your object will show something).

I think I fixed it- I can’t get anything but the original material to show, but I can edit that original material. Let’s just hope I don’t accindentally delete it! :stuck_out_tongue:

Adding multiple materials
For further help read post 2 in this thread