I am new to Blender (and 3D-modelling as well), but rather impressed by all the possibilites. However, one thing bugs me: if I create something with light, subsurfed surfaces etc., then it all looks great on the fly. But as soon as I hit F12 to render it, I only get the basic picture as it would look without all applied effects. Since everything looks fine in the modelling windows, it it probably some kind of global Blender setting ? But where do I find it ???
Even if I follow the Blender 2.3 Guide and exactly press all the buttons as shown in the quickstart lesson, my finally rendered picture does not look like the one displayed in the book.
I am using the latest version of Blender (2.37a).
Have I overlooked something ? :-?