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Sun light use wrong data rotation in render Cycles
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System Information
Windows 10 x64
Processor: AMD A10-9600P RADEON R5, 10 COMPUTE CORES 4C + 6G 2.40GHz x64
Graphics Cards: AMD R5 RADEON (For main display), AMD R8 M445DX

Blender Version
Broken: 2.79b


Short description of error
The Sun light type, is not taking the appropriated rotation and when i render the scene the light is targeting almost in inverse orientation of what a specified in the rotation of the object in Cycles engine.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Add a sun light object in the scene.
Add a box in the scene.
Add a camera in the scene.
Target the box with the camera object.
Choose a direction for the sun light object by rotating it.
Press render.
The Sun light should render the light somewhat in a different rotation than specified, especially in the Z rotation. It also cause problems on the XY rotation and does an inverse rotation when they go to negative values.



Event Timeline

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) closed this task as Archived.
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) claimed this task.

Try setting the lamp size to 0 or a small number, in this .blend it is set to cover a big part of the hemisphere. We have a to do item to clarify this by changing the sun size to display as an angle.

Also note using a light falloff node for a sun lamp is not very meaningful, as the sun is considered to be infinitely far away.