I am trying to create a 3D version of my 2D raster using QGIS GRASS NVIZ. I have been following these steps: http://linfiniti.com/2010/12/3d-visualisation-and-dem-creation-in-qgis-with-the-grass-plugin/
I have no problems creating the 3D model, but my colors always get lost. This is frustrating because the second option on the NVIZ module asks for a raster to use for color. I've tried multiple times to get NVIZ to create the 3D model with the color of the raster indicated and I always get the Pseudocolor or grayscale colormap. The link provided in the above directions (http://linfiniti.com/2010/12/a-workflow-for-creating-beautiful-relief-shaded-dems-using-gdal/) claims to explain how to map colors, but does so only through command line procedures. I am not yet familiar enough with GRASS command line to take that route and meet my deadline.
The GIS SE Q&A at Changing raster color range in GRASS NVIZ did not really explain how to do it through the NVIZ module.