At first my images were too dark when I rendered. Then I changed several settings and it got much better. I changed a few more to fine tune… and now my light displays and nothing else does. ???
Would someone give me that one magical combination of shaders, color management, and checkboxes that actually allows blender to render a seeable image? God blender cycles is driving me insane. I’ve spent ten times as much energy as I ever did just learning the basics of modeling and animation. It’s like every corner is another checkbox or obscure rule to trip over and ruin the render. I’m afraid to touch anything at this point.
I’m enclosing the blend file.mybrand.blend (682 KB)