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3Delight Setting Only Renders Black Silhouettes No Matter Where The Light Is
Posted: 19 July 2012 07:29 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I am looking for some help, if it’s not too much trouble. I couldn’t quite find a thread pertaining to this. It’s possible that it was overlooked and, if so, I apologize and would love the link.
However, I downloaded DAZ Studio 4 Pro for free. Twice. My problem both times has been DAZ Studio will render just fine on all the hardware settings. Bring in 3Delight Render setting, though, and it’s a very different story! Just solid black figures no matter how many lights I put, where I put them, etcetera.
If anyone has any advice, that would be grand. smile
I wasn’t sure if this was a bug or something pertaining to my computer. If anyone needs my computer specs, I’ll be glad to give them.

Thank you.

Posted: 19 July 2012 09:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I would suspect your lighting.
When using lights (particularly ones that are set to cast shadows) you can find that when doing the actual render that the light is blocked by scenery - a common cause is walls/ceiling and distant lights.  The preview pane (where you build your scene) does not factor in that sort of stuff, so you’ll see shadows, etc.  Until, that is, you render!
Select each ligh tin turn to act as a ‘camera view’ to see what the light ‘sees’.  If all you see is outside of building, etc., that’ll be your problem.


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Posted: 19 July 2012 10:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Do you have the Fiery Genesis and/or Dragon Slayer tutorials? Try using a lighting preset from one of those scenes.

Here’s Fiery Genesis:
Dragon Slayer, I believe, comes with the software.


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Posted: 19 July 2012 04:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks dolls! I would have sworn that I had them pointing on the figure. I guess not… I just tested it out with a new spotlight. *whistles*
Ah well, don’t I feel silly?

Thanks again! :D I promise that I’ll attempt to make any more questions I have a little more intelligent! wink