View Full Version : silly newbie question about rendering...

05-14-2003, 01:32 AM
So... when I render an image in the Quickshade mode, everything looks hunky-dorey. When I render it in Realistic mode, the final image is soooo dark I can't see a thing. I can turn the lighting intensity waaaayyy up so that the model on the Layout screen is practically washed-out, but the final render is hardly any brighter. I can go into photoshop and play with the gamma and curves and such, but that just makes it grainy and nasty. Any ideas on what i'm not doing right?

05-14-2003, 08:54 AM
Do you have some sort of dome or atmosphere around your scene?

rabid pitbull
05-14-2003, 02:12 PM
i agree make sure that the lights are not being blocked somehow, and make sure they are aiming at object. only other thing is maybe the diffuse setting on your surfaces may be set too low.

05-14-2003, 04:56 PM
thanks all, it seems that i was using the Light Falloff setting, and it was falling off waaaaaaaayyyy short of the object... DUH!