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This article explains the settings and values for the Corona Sun object.


The Corona Sun allows you to add a realistic and physically correct source of daylight for illumination of the scene.

By default, the sun's height in the sky adjusts the color of the sun realistically. It always generates "soft" shadows since it is physically realistic.

You can adjust the size of the sun if required, with a larger sun creating softer shadows. Rather than have the sun color and intensity controlled automatically, you can choose to manually override it and set it to a specific color and/or intensity.



Object Properties

Enabled – Allows you to turn on and off the sunlight.

Size – Makes the shadows softer/sharpen.

Intensity – Specifies an intensity multiplier for the Corona Sun.

View size – Allows you to adjust the Corona Sun object's viewport representation. This value won't affect any other parameter.

Textured – When enabled, there are subtle color differences towards the borders/horizon. Enabling this option can slow down the rendering and produces no visible differences, except when the sun is viewed directly in detail, so there is usually no need to enable it. When disabled, the sun disc has uniform color on its entire surface.




Use color from sky – Changes the Corona Sun color, depending on the position of the sun.

Color – Allows selecting specific colors for the light emission. Note that the chosen color will also affect the color of clouds respectively.

Temperature – Adjusts the Corona Sun color temperature according to the Kelvin Temperature Scale.

Rotation – Sets the orientation (clockwise) of the Sun using the vertical axis.

Angle – Sets the sun's angle from the horizon to the zenith.

Direction – These parameters set the position of the sun.




Visible directly – When enabled, this makes the Corona Sun directly visible to the camera.

Visible in reflections – When enabled, this makes the Corona Sun directly visible in reflections.

Visible in refractions – When enabled, this makes the Corona Sun directly visible in refractions.

Generate caustics – Enabling this option allows for generating caustics.

Visible in editor – When disabled, hides the object in the viewport.

Apply shadows from clouds – When enabled in combination with the clouds from the Corona Sky, the sun casts shadows from the clouds.




Corona Sun - Size

Size = 0.1

Size = 1

Size = 5


Corona Sun - Intensity

Intensity = 0.1

Intensity = 1

Intensity = 5





Corona Sun - Temperature

Temperature = 6500 °K

(No change in position)

Temperature = 4000 °K

(No change in position)

Temperature = 2000 °K

(No change in position)


Corona Sun - Position (Rotation & Angle)

Rotation & Angle = Example 01


Rotation & Angle = Example 02


Rotation & Angle = Example 03



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