So all I have done so far is made a floor and walls following some of the tutorials on the forums here, so i have your basic room with the blue and white checkers.
If anything (marketable) comes of my playing with the engine I don't want to accidentally include any UDK artwork so I have imported a .tga image as basic render to play around with.
All the tutorials I see advise to simply select the image in the content browser, select the appropriate area, right click, and add material - this does nothing.
I found an option to create a new material when right clicking my .tga file in the browser, after doing this and repeating the above process I simply have a black floor or wall.
I notice that the mat I created has 3 instructions and 0 textures so I assume I need to reference the .tga file to it as a texture but after looking here and trying my own luck after an hour I have had no success.
How do I apply a basic render to my blue and white checker board floor and walls?
Did you wire your Texture Sample to the Diffuse node?
Thank you Nightclucker!!
erm.... now there is a sentence I didn't think I would ever use
The image actually hides the diffuse node when viewing in the material editor, and a couple of the others as well, but some careful mouse clicking saved the day.
Select the TextureSample, and hold Ctrl while clicking to drag the box to a better location.