HowTo:Fix unexpected image output

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A scene will appear black if:

  • You've forgotten to add a camera to your scene.
  • You've forgotten to add a light source to your scene (and none of your objects have their own ambience).
  • There was an error in an include file and you've pressed <Alt-G> (render) while the include has focus. POV-Ray renders the include file which either has no objects instantiated or no lighting.
  • Your camera is pointing away from your scene.
  • Your camera is nowhere near your scene.
  • Your camera is right up close to a black object.
  • Your camera is inside an object with ambient 0 in its finish statement and no light source within.