karu wrote:osiosiosi wrote:If i remember it correctly .. soeone allready mentioned it a time ago. What i would love to see is an option in daylight system to set the sun like i want it. Not by changing the time or location but just setting the sundirection with an arrow or something similar in 3d space. Its really bothering me sometimes to search for the sun and rotate it for minutes till i find an angle that looks good. I really dont care if its the "correct daytime, latitude or whatever ...
Would that be somehow possible?
This is already possible - you can change the type of node used for a sun direction from "Sun direction" to "Float value" using the dropdown in the Node inspector and that allows you to specify any XYZ vector.
I think we are looking for something a bit more simple and intuitive -
That Sun Direction X Y Z does not have a full 360 intuitive control set, like we do for HDRIs, with the X Y Z controls by themselves.
Unlike UV Transform in the placement node, the Sun Direction-Float Value only seems to traverse the coordinates 180 degrees, or up to a point. You cannot loop the X Y and Z with a single slider movement, let alone with a gizmo!
They have to be combined with all of the other sun controls.
It is PIA to work with in my opinion. Like I said, the sun map is great because it lets you swirl until you get to a look.
But, the precision control is not intuitive like a (1) gizmo & (2) full 360 "UV placement style" XYZ controls would be.