Enviroment Lighting has no effect, everything remains solid black.

Whenever attempting to enable enviroment lighting, the model remains a solid black figure, regardless of what the energy is set to. I wouldn’t consider myself much of an expert at blender, but would anyone happen to know what is going on?

[Edit: Later on, I found out that indirect lighting wouldn’t work either, but I’d like to focus on this problem first.]


While some here can probably answer this off the top of their head, it is always wise to include the blend file or at the very least a screen shot of blender so people have something to go on. Because what if you only think you have environmental lighting turned on? No one can tell what check box or radio button you may have pressed.