# My render is turning out black

I have a light source, but it renders black

Can anyone see what the problem is?

• Please don't make your questions dependent on a file only, add a description of your issues and images on your post. If the link to your file disappears, other users facing the same issue will not be able to learn from your question. – user1853 May 4 '16 at 15:18
• Quick, everybody, down vote him! He's new and we should make sure he can never comment on other people's things ever again! Get him! – SilverRain May 4 '16 at 18:50

The error on your file is that you set film exposure to 0, making everything... black. It's like taking a photograph with the lights off (or with the lens cap on).

Set it back to one!

Something must be wrong with your scene properties. I appended (Shift F1) all the objects into a new file and it rendered just fine, although it didn't copy your compositing setup.

• Though this might solve the problem, it only masks the origin, and it's hard to learn then what went wrong. My feeling is that unless the file is corrupt due to some bug, appending everything to a new file should be the very last resource. – user1853 May 4 '16 at 15:22