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Paul Wright
3D Element: Turn off ALL lights
on May 27, 2015 at 1:23:03 pm

Hi There,

I was wondering if anyone could help with this (no doubt simple) problem.

I have a scene with a logo in element animating in nicely. However, I have a 3 light set up. I want it to be pitch black at the start with each light coming on in turn.

However, when I turn the intensity of my comp lights down to 0 there still seems to be a light source coming in from the left of the screen.

The only way to get rid of this is to turn down the reflection of my surface in element.

This is less than ideal.

Does anyone know what this light source might be and how to turn it off?

Any help would be brilliant.

Thanks

Paul


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David Martin
Re: 3D Element: Turn off ALL lights
on May 27, 2015 at 1:30:36 pm

In Cinema4D, if no lights are on, by default there is a phantom light (to allow editing the scene), cast by the camera. In preferences, you can turn this off. If you are using a different 3d package, then there may be an equivalent phantom light.



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Paul Wright
Re: 3D Element: Turn off ALL lights
on May 27, 2015 at 1:37:36 pm

Interesting. Its after effects I'm using. Will check out prefs and see.

Thanks


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Paul Wright
Re: 3D Element: Turn off ALL lights
on May 27, 2015 at 1:44:10 pm

Solved it.

It is the Environment map that lights the preview menu. You have to choose an 'override layer' to turn it off.

Hurrah.


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Morgan Mendieta
Re: 3D Element: Turn off ALL lights
on Mar 28, 2016 at 6:52:48 pm

Hello i just ran into this same issue. can you show me with screen shots how you achived a pitch dark scene?

Thank you.


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Morgan Mendieta
Re: 3D Element: Turn off ALL lights
on Mar 28, 2016 at 6:54:57 pm

Ohhhh got it... you have to create a solid black and choose that as your enviorment.

The enviorment layer lights the scene


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