I am aware this is a very simple maya scene but however this was not the aim. We were learning how to use another renderer we needed to go to window plugins and change the plugin to turtle. This allowed us to get a high detailed render giving flush shadows. We used sky light So the light comes from above.
The way this works is the normal renderer sends rays to bounce from the model which then are reflected into the render view. What turtle does is send double the amount of rays as the maya standard capturing more definition in the render.