Obviously by my post I am a novice. The problem is that I am following a Gnomon DVD and I cannot get a spot light to shine.
This is what I did: Created spotlight, adjusted penumbra and drop off. Created a plane and then went to panel -look though slected. No light shines on the plane. I've done this five times and the result is still the same. What the heck am I doing wrong?
Your help is greatly appreciated and will make my family happy since I won't be so annoying.
Make a new scene, make a new spot light, place it where you want it. Adjust the Penumbra angle as you want, switch to linear decay, push you're intensity up to about 66 (or higher) and make sure "Illuminates by default" is switched on - and you should be fine. If not, I don't know; that's very weird.