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i just have a world environment, directional light, and camera 3d all set to the defaults but all i get is a black screen. it works in godot3 but not godot4 and I don't know why. Please help. Thanks.

![screen cap of the whole project]

Godot version godot4-beta6
in Engine by (30 points)

Most likely to do with the sky as this is in the editor so the camera would have no affect on it whatsoever.

It could likely be a be the energy slider but I doubt it. Bad environment resource or are you using the inbuilt ones?

I read up on this a little bit. you may have to set it as a child of the camera in godot 4

are you able to link me to the environment resources you're using? I'm going to try and replicate this issue then fix it for you. cheers

thanks for the reply. i just used the default world environment generated by the "edit sun and environment settings" three dot menu towards the center top of the screen in the screen shot

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I think I know what's going on here.
Under 'View" can you check to see if "Show grid" and "Show origin" is turned on please.
This is the only way I could replicate this issue, are your objects currently in view of the Viewport in the black screen image?

I don't know why these would be turned off by default unless there's a hotkey for it that's accidentally been turned on.

If this isn't what's going could you let me know, then I'll need a couple more hours to work through this.

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the fog setting on the world environment is not enabled.
i have used godot 4 for 2d stuff here and there with no problems but this is the first time i have tried 3d so maybe there could be some vulkan or graphics card thing. i don't know.
I'm on an older computer with a GTX 1060

I often run into these issues too as I run an older PC with an Rx480 installed.

Maybe a driver refresh/reinstall may cure this issue.

Fairly certain a 1060 is plenty powerful enough and new enough that you shouldn't have issues. I could be wrong though as it was a less popular card when it came out.

I think you're right, it might be a graphics card/vulkan thing. i just tried the same project on a newer computer and it works fine on that computer.
is there some place i can report an issue like this so that they know there might be a problem with gtx 1060s?

That's a bummer that you can't use that PC to do it.

I would try doing a fresh install of drivers using DDU before you submit a post just to be sure we aren't wasting the devs time with non-issues.

If that doesn't work then I'm sure you can google how to submit a bug report, I haven't had to do it myself yet I'm sorry so I can't help in that department.

OK. I really appreciate you taking the time to try and help me. thanks anyway.

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