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Fixed in 7.3.0

Fixed in 7.2.2, 7.3.0, 8.1.0



Found in [Package]

8.0.1, 7.2.0, 7.1.8, 7.1.5, 7.1.1

Issue ID




[URP] NullReferenceException threw on adding the "Light 2D (Experimental)" component when 2d render data not assigned.

Package: Scriptable Render Pipeline Universal


Adding the "Light 2D (Experimental)" component causes the editor to throw NullReferenceException continuously when 2D render data not assigned to URP Pipeline, refer attached video.

Steps to repro:
1. Create a new project
2. Windows > Package Manager >Universal RP > Install
3. Create a URP Pipeline.
4. Edit > Project Setting >Graphics > Scriptable Render Pipeline Setting > URP Pipeline >Select
5. Hierarchy > Create Empty GameObject
6. Add "Light 2D (Experimental)" component in the Inspector

Actual Result:
NullReferenceException is thrown on adding the "Light 2D (Experimental)" component when 2d render data not assigned

Expected Result:
No Error in Console and "2D render data Not assigned " message shows.

Tested with Unity versions:
2020.2.0a2, 2020.1.0b1, 2019.3.3f1, 2019.3.0b4

Package found version: 8.0.1, 7.2.0, 7.1.8, 7.1.5, 7.1.1

Package working fine version: 7.0.1

Windows 10 & macOS 10.14

Stack trace:
NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object
UnityEditor.Experimental.Rendering.Universal.Light2DEditorUtility.GetRenderer2DData () (at Library/PackageCache/com.unity.render-pipelines.universal@7.2.0/Editor/2D/Light2DEditorUtility.cs:103)
UnityEditor.Experimental.Rendering.Universal.Light2DEditor.OnEnable () (at Library/PackageCache/com.unity.render-pipelines.universal@7.2.0/Editor/2D/Light2DEditor.cs:201)

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