Boy am I having problems.
I seem to have messed up with my housekeeping and organizing files in Maya 2010.
I started learning this software without setting up my projects directory's etc and all seemed fine but since I have learned more and started using the directory's in the project I.E sourceimages etc I have had problems.
I have an object in my scene and it has a material assigned to it. I cannot see the texture in the scene, its default grey but when I render its there fine.
All this happened when I started playing with the project set up.
I have tried to place the correct image files into the sourceimages etc but its not working. Any ideas?
I have gotten myself down this blind alley without enough troubleshooting knowledge to get out again
I'm no expert in Maya, but I hope I can help. I have had this happen a couple times and it usually seems to stem from one of three things:
1-The first thing is to make sure you hit 6 to show textured objects.
2-If I double click the file to open it (as opposed to opening Maya and setting the project first) I find that my textures don't load properly and I have to go through and reload the textures for each material or set the project and reload the file. Also, make sure you do have your textures stored in your source images folder in your project directory.
3-If its only happening in one viewport you might have the "use default material" checked in your Shading menu for the view port. Just turn this off if it is checked.