Richard to the rescue again ^^ I should be paying you weekly.
Maybe you can answer one more noob question (or should I start a thread?)
Going absolutely batsh*t insane trying to figure how to just texture this rounded slab shape with an image (or anything, really).
I highlighted the cube, went to the texture section of the properties page, added a new texture, chose the type as image, selected it from my drive… it shows in the preview on the right pane… but it doesn’t show in the 3D view and it doesn’t render. I am set to view textured rather than wireframe/solid. I changed every setting I could under mapping and image mapping in the properties page. Nothing.
Opening a second window and going to the UV view, I tried uv unwrapping my object. I made seams (probably incorrectly) and selected unwrap. There’s nothing showing in the uv view still. I tried the other unwrap options like “cube projection” with no luck. I tried opening an image in the UV view with Image -> open -> highlighting my image -> choosing open. No image is showing in that view. So… no image, no 3D faces… nothing in that window.
The only thing I seem to have accomplished is my object now previews as all white in edit mode (the image is not white).
I have spent 2 hours trying to figure this out on my own and am finally giving up and asking. What am I missing here?
Here’s the file: http://creedo.gbgl-hq.com/phone.blend