I'm brand new to Maya but I've been able to figure out how to create 3D Text so far. The issue is, I have no idea how to apply a Texture to it... I understand that it has something to do with the Hypershade Window, but I really can't figure out how to select and apply anything to my Text.
Ultimately I'd like to apply a Movie as a Texture. But I'll take any clues I can to simply apply Marble, or whatever to the Text for now.
I've been able to create a Blinn Material and have selected my Text and it seems I have been able to "apply" the material to the Text but I can't see anything other than a wireframe...
I can tell that the material has probably been applied by looking at the dialog window in the bottom right of the interface. It says "material applied to poly2 etc... which should be my Text I believe since it's the only object there is.
What am I missing here? Has the material actually been mapped to the text? If so, how do I view it and not only a wireframe?