I created an animation of a rose growing in blender. I can view the created avi file fine on my computer(Windows 7 op) and have tested it on my housemates laptop and another pc(both windows 7 op). Yet on macs and some other computers the video file appears really dark. Not the same experience I get on my own computer.
I then went back into the blend file and tried updating the lighting. But nothing was happening when I rendered. I then added 2 more lights. Still no effect. I went so far as to delete the camera from my scene and hit render. Somehow the scene is still being rendered as if there was a light in the scene!!!!
So my questions are a couple
1) How do I update the lighting in the scene when everything is setup(animation, materials and modeling, even camera control).
2) How can I ensure the created video file remains the same no matter what computer I view the file on.
3) Is there a cache storing old renders that I need to remove. As deleting or adding a light has no effects.
Any help would be appreciated as I have been trolling the internet for ages searching for an answer to this problem. It went so far as for me to start search for another program to create my video files in. But that wouldnt help with my other problem - lighting not updating in the animation after I edit them.