Sun position and North orientation

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  • When we create models in Rhino, the North direction doesn't necessarily align with the +Y direction in the model. Rhino provides a method to get around this by aligning the Sun to a different North orientation through the Sun panel. When this panel is open and adjusted in Rhino, Enscape correctly mimics the sun position and colour. However, if you then try to adjust the time of day setting through Enscape, North jumps back to the default position.


    For named view settings this isn't an issue as the Sun position (Azimuth/Altitude) will be saved and restored (instead of the time of day). For animations however, it stores the time of day only so the North position is not correct. Is there a way around this other than creating a separate render model with the rotation applied to the geometry?


    From trying to find information on this issue it sounds like it's possible to adjust North direction in other versions of Enscape (Revit etc.).

  • I have a similar problem (maybe the same problem)


    Enscape sun position is correct in the realtime viewer when I have the sun panel open on Rhino but it is wrong (inverted north to south) on export to standalone version. Also time of day is all out of whack in VR. nighttime is daytime etc.