I’ve just started using Blender in the past few days, with a view to making a few animated short films. I’ve made fair progress using online tutorials, reading forum posts etc, but one thing is stumping me - the control options for sky and shadows under “lamps” appear when I start a new model, but dissapear when I start editing, importing models etc. This means that curently while I can add lights, I can’t edit anything other than their position and intensity. I’m currently rendering outdoor stills of a steampunk airship in flight, and obviously i’d really like to add a sky, sharper shadows etc.
The options I do have are shown on the right hand side of the screenshot. I’m using cycles render currently.
I’m fairly new to 3D art, but I have a reasonable amount of experience with CAD and game modding. I built and skinned the airship in Gmax, and imported it as a .obj file. I’m much more experienced at actual physical 3D artwork, mainly model-making.