my goal is as follows: to apply a .jpeg picture of a soccer ball to a sphere in blender. Under the material buttons I have selected sphere, and tried to manipulate the picture with the sizex,sizey,sizez buttons. But even though it looks good in the preview window, when I render I get all kinds of wierd stuff. Even when I did finally get it to render ok, when I then rotated the soccer ball I found the texture only covered half the ball.
If someone could direct me to some information as to how to apply an image texture, it would be most appreciated.
thanks for your time :o