View Full Version : Is there a reason why...???

05-15-2009, 04:56 PM
Is there a reason why even when I turn both lights off totally like ambient zero and intensity zero on both lights, it's still rendering extremely bright? I'm using the pc version of LW here at work.

05-15-2009, 05:02 PM
radiosity is on and I'm creating a texture of brass with a little brush on it.

Captain Obvious
05-15-2009, 05:37 PM
You've got luminosity somewhere. Or an environment to reflect.

05-15-2009, 06:21 PM
Or you background / hdr is too bright. Tell us more about the scene -

05-15-2009, 09:53 PM
I have a white background and none of the pieces of object are luminated. I turned both lights off and it still renders white. Not sure if it's a PC LW bug or probrably something I'm doing wrong but it was working 10 minutes before I had the problem when I was adjusting the light brightness.

05-15-2009, 09:57 PM
Well, if you have a white backdrop with raydiosity isn't it like being in a really super lit room? Try a HDRI light probe background instead and if you need the backdrop to be white you can put a white background image in the compositing area.

(someone chime in here if I'm mistaken on this stuff please)

05-15-2009, 10:04 PM
Start eliminating things until it stops turning white; radiosity, the white background, reflection -

05-16-2009, 12:57 AM
Yeah the white background is most likely the cause. I often do "clay model" turn-arounds by turning off all lights and ambient, then using a light gray background with radiosity.