In this lesson, you work with a scene we created for your use. In the first steps, you open the scene, create a directional light, and compare the directional light’s effect to the scene’s default lighting.
When you open the scene, Maya lights the scene with default lighting provided by an imaginary light fixture. It emanates light infinitely from a point above and behind the active scene view camera. There is no icon that represents the default light in the scene view.