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I don't know how to express how confused I am with the lighting tutorial I'm trying to follow. First, I typed "beginning lighting, iclone 7," into youtube but keep getting this iclone 6 tutorial. So OK, I figure maybe that's the newest one they have and what they say still holds for version 7.  But the narrator starts with saying he's going to delete the lights from an existing project, but doesn't say HOW. Then I close the project I was working on and begin a whole new one, which he says should contain only two lights. But when I deactivate both, there's still light on the scene. Quite a bit of it, actually. I'm just baffled. Could somebody please offer an explanation for where that light might be coming from? 
(this is the turorial I'm referring to)
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On the "Visual" tab (right below your "Scene" tab), look for an IBL setting.  That's probably the source of the light.

IBL - Image Based Lighting - uses a spherical image wrapped around your scene which essentially emits light onto your scene.  So you can "light" you scene with a jungle, or desert, or an office setting without having to create a whole bunch of lights manually.  You can rotate it to position the lighting, such as if the sunset in your IBL is coming from the left or right side of your screen.




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Found it. It was clicked "on,"and when I unclicked it, the scene went dark. That explains a lot. Thanks!
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If you search on YouTube for 'iClone 7 Lighting", a number of tutorials come up: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=iclone+7+lighting.

For example, this basic tutorial:



That may be a better place to start.

As to "left-over" lighting: Another source (hardly ever used) is ambient lighting. It is the first setting on the Visual tab.

If the Ambient light color is something other than black, it will provide some lighting. It won't give any shadows, so it is rather flat and thus not very useful on its own.


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Thank you, I'll check out that video. Don't know how I missed it



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