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The Sun command opens the Sun panel.

The Sun panel controls the sun and sunlight preview in rendered viewports.

Panel options

Sun Options

On

Turns on the sun. The sun is a strong directional light whose location and direction is determined by the Sun Position, Date and Time, and Location settings. The sun position can also be controlled manually.

Manual control

Sun angles are taken direction from the Sun Position settings which become editable. The Date and Time and Location settings are hidden.

North

Specifies what angle (measured counter-clockwise from the positive x direction) is considered to be North in the model. By default, this is the world positive y direction (90 degrees).

Import

Opens a previously saved sun setting from a .rsun file.

Save As

Saves the current sun settings to a .rsun file.

Sun Position

In Manual control mode, sets the sun's direction.

Azimuth

Specifies the sun's direction in angle degrees from north (0).

Altitude

Specifies the sun's height in the sky in angle degrees from the equator (0).

Date and Time

Specifies the date and time for the sun angle calculator.

Year

Specifies the date. As you move the slider or enter a date in the edit box, the texture dynamically updates to reflect the change. The slider bar colors indicate the relative brightness of the sun at the specified date.

Time

Specifies the time. As you move the slider or enter a time in the edit box, the texture dynamically updates to reflect the change. The slider bar colors indicate the relative brightness of the sun at the specified time.

Now

Sets the time and date from your computer’s clock.

Daylight saving

Adjusts the time to daylight savings (summer) time.

___ mins

Sets the amount of time adjustment for daylight savings time for the specific time zone.

Location

Specifies the location and the Time Zone on Earth which is typically set from the closest city to the selected location.

City list

Sets the location from a city list.

Here

Sets the time to the current system location.

Find place

Specifies a city in the city list.

Lat

Specifies the location's latitude.

Long

Specifies the location's longitude.

Time zone

Specifies the location's time zone.

To access hidden command-line options

Command-line options

ShowPanel

On

Options

Import

Import settings from a Rhino Sun file (.rsun)

Save

Save settings to a Rhino Sun file (.rsun)

See also

Lights

Open the Lights panel.

Snapshots

The Snapshots command saves and restores Named Views, Named Positions, Layer States, as well as rendering settings, object settings including locked/hidden state, display mode, material, position, light settings, curve piping, displacement, edge softening, shutlining, and thickness.

 

 

 

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