enter image description hereso I'm new to blender. I was following this tutorial and found out I might have done something wrong. In object mode -> solid, I can see my lamp and the effect it has. In object mode -> rendered it's just dark and no sign of a lamp nor light.The strenght of the lamp is high enough.

Can someone help me out and tell me what I might have done wrong?

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    $\begingroup$ Add a screenshot to your question $\endgroup$ – Crantisz Jun 23 '17 at 8:12
  • $\begingroup$ @Crantisz done :) $\endgroup$ – Lisa Jun 23 '17 at 8:23
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    $\begingroup$ @Lisa first, that one on the right is not "solid mode" but "rendered mode", then, you wrote two times "solid mode" above... then , why did you set "background" as surface, instead of "emission"? $\endgroup$ – m.ardito Jun 23 '17 at 9:10
  • $\begingroup$ @m.ardito oh crap, sorry! I meant render mode! I have no idea why, but this just solved my problem. Thanks so much! $\endgroup$ – Lisa Jun 23 '17 at 9:14

Strength 18 for cycles spot lamp is to low. Try to increase this value up to 1000 or more

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  • $\begingroup$ This didn't work, I don't even have that faint light/light grey area like in the top picture.. $\endgroup$ – Lisa Jun 23 '17 at 8:44
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    $\begingroup$ This setup is pointing in the right direction, but probably @Lisa just mistakenly set a wrong "surface" type. $\endgroup$ – m.ardito Jun 23 '17 at 9:22
  • $\begingroup$ @m.ardito this was the problem indeed, thank you! $\endgroup$ – Lisa Jun 23 '17 at 9:23

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