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How to set up a completely dark environment with 1 spotlight?

Hello guys,

I'm struggling with Lighting! What I'm aiming to achieve is a completely dark scene, practically empty with just an object on the ground and a spotlight above it - no sky sphere or such. I can't seem to find the right setup. The only way I managed to make my scene dark was by deleting the fog. But then, consequently, my spotlight didn't work anymore.

Glad for any hints!

Product Version: UE 4.11
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asked May 13 '16 at 09:13 AM in Rendering

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You are probably being thrown off by the skybox and fog stuff included in the default levels. Try making a blank level completely (File -> New Level -> Empty Level) then add a ground, a player start and a spot light. You should see solid black with a small spot of darkness.

Now note: sometimes if no light is in the scene at all the viewport will auto-swap to unlit mode to be helpful.

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answered May 18 '16 at 06:58 PM

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