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Old 11-09-2003, 03:40 AM   #1
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I have a scene with a mountan area and a sky.The sky was made from a jpg onto a sphere.So the mountain area sit's inside the sphere and when i rendered it the sky was kind of dark so i then put in a volume light and pre-render looked good but once i rendered it nothing but pitch black shows up.

Im thinking it has to do with the sky and sphere but i was wondering if anyone else has had this problem before.
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Old 11-09-2003, 11:58 AM   #2
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couple of things that might be worth trying:

#1 flip the sphere's normals so that they point inwards
#2 map the sky texture to incandescence channel instead of color channel. The sky will then self illuminate.
#3 try with directional light instead of volume light.
#4 turn off the sphere's shadow casting and receiving.
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Cool kbrown, seem like at least one of those might work.Thanks.

I'll try it out once i finish painting my room.
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