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PBR light preview does not match render

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After Effects guy learning C4D - not sure what setting is awry but my PBR light is super dim in editing mode, but super bright when rendered. Please see attached - truly grateful for any help. 

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Welp that is weird for sure. It either has to be something that is not saved inside the scene file (a setting in the C4D preferences maybe?) or it's a problem with your GPU. Are you running most recent Studio Ready drivers?


This is how it looks for me


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Maybe try this in the project settings:



But that doesn't make any sense really since that is saved in the project file... what if you try rebuilding the file from scratch? Or just copy the contents into a new file?

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Your scene file looks the same for me as on DasFrodo´s screenshot. In viewport and in render is intensive. Lowering intensity value  (to 15 percent) is darker in viewport and render also)

Check in preferences/view/display color profile if option is set to sRGB xxxxxxxxx. Maybe you have used different option or it is disabled...

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4 hours ago, Olythor said:

with no GPU


Wait, wait. I just saw this. Is that maybe just the reason? Iirc Software rendering was removed but the question is, does the non Advanced OGL look the same?

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