First let me say, the new 5.0 looks awesome and I've already purchased my upgrade even before the plugin (mac) becomes available. It isn't really an upgrade so much as a new program all together... Nice job guys!
My problem is while building some 3D text, I've added a couple of lights, and playing with shadows. Shadows seem to work at first, but darkening the scene, I can never make it "Dark". The Text is always lit from the front, even if I toggle off Ambient and all but one light, setting it behind the text. The preview window looks "darker" but still shows as if there's plenty of ambient light. If I render a preview, suddenly the front faces light up almost to a normal level.
Am I just mentally challenged and missing something simple? Or is this a bigger issue? I did check a few different materials, just to make sure it wasn't a question of material options.