Apparently cycles has some kind of built insane glow that causes everything to be brightly lit in a scene even with no lights at all and all light sources removed. How do I turn this insanity off?
I tried setting World > Surface > Color to fully black, but it does nothing at all. I also turned off Ambient Occlusion under "World" but no change either. Of course every single light in the scene is deleted but it still renders bright as a floodlight shining directly in your face. >:(
What am I missing here?