So I’m trying to figure out Cycles textures and materials (lie: I just wanted to put an image texture on a cylinder I was using as a quick and dirty backdrop to a 15 minute project and have spent 2 and 1/2 hours fighting with Cycles over it). I do not see a preview pane, anywhere. I know there should be one, but mine is disabled.
I’m using this build: http://www.graphicall.org/793 with quite a few plugins. Where should my preview panel be and what commonly hides it?