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Image render dark to black

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This is the first time I've run into this, but my render is turning black.

Any ideas?

Large interior scene. Over 100 lights. It worked once or twice, but after I made changes to the model, it will not render. It starts off right, but then turns to black.
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I really can't tell what the problem is but if you can zip the ROF, CFG files along with the texture folder, I can find out.
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Support wrote: Tue Oct 25, 2022 6:38 pm I really can't tell what the problem is but if you can zip the ROF, CFG files along with the texture folder, I can find out.
Thanks. How do I send them to you?
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Just PM them to me.
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I got it. You have 3 light materials, 2 of which does not work. If you turn off OldLace and Ivory and keep Snow on, then it will work. Notice at the bottom of the window that you have 1/1 (1 light out of 1), The Ivory and OldLace are assigned wrong, you need to remove the material for the light faces and group the faces and assign the material to the group not the actual face. Then they will be correctly set in Raylectron. Always group an emiter's faces and apply the material to the group not the face, leaving the faces with the default material for the front and back.
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If you want, you can PM me the SKP file and I can group all the lights for you to see how I did it?
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Support wrote: Tue Oct 25, 2022 6:57 pm I got it. You have 3 light materials, 2 of which does not work. If you turn off OldLace and Ivory and keep Snow on, then it will work. Notice at the bottom of the window that you have 1/1 (1 light out of 1), The Ivory and OldLace are assigned wrong, you need to remove the material for the light faces and group the faces and assign the material to the group not the actual face. Then they will be correctly set in Raylectron. Always group an emiter's faces and apply the material to the group not the face, leaving the faces with the default material for the front and back.
I did not know that. Let me try that and see.

Thanks.
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Yep. That did the trick!

Thanks again!
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