GeometryInstance

Inherits: VisualInstance < Spatial < Node < Object

Inherited By: CPUParticles, CSGShape, ImmediateGeometry, MeshInstance, MultiMeshInstance, Particles, SpriteBase3D

Category: Core

Brief Description

Base node for geometry-based visual instances.

Methods

bool get_flag ( Flags flag ) const
void set_custom_aabb ( AABB aabb )
void set_flag ( Flags flag, bool value )

Enumerations

enum ShadowCastingSetting:

  • SHADOW_CASTING_SETTING_OFF = 0 — Will not cast any shadows.
  • SHADOW_CASTING_SETTING_ON = 1 — Will cast shadows from all visible faces in the GeometryInstance.

Will take culling into account, so faces not being rendered will not be taken into account when shadow casting.

  • SHADOW_CASTING_SETTING_DOUBLE_SIDED = 2 — Will cast shadows from all visible faces in the GeometryInstance.

Will not take culling into account, so all faces will be taken into account when shadow casting.

  • SHADOW_CASTING_SETTING_SHADOWS_ONLY = 3 — Will only show the shadows casted from this object.

In other words: The actual mesh will not be visible, only the shadows casted from the mesh.

enum Flags:

  • FLAG_USE_BAKED_LIGHT = 0 — Will allow the GeometryInstance to be used when baking lights using a GIProbe and/or any other form of baked lighting.
  • FLAG_DRAW_NEXT_FRAME_IF_VISIBLE = 1 — Unused in this class, exposed for consistency with InstanceFlags.
  • FLAG_MAX = 2 — Represents the size of the Flags enum.

Description

Base node for geometry-based visual instances. Shares some common functionality like visibility and custom materials.

Property Descriptions

Default 1
Setter set_cast_shadows_setting(value)
Getter get_cast_shadows_setting()

The selected shadow casting flag. See ShadowCastingSetting for possible values.

  • float extra_cull_margin
Default 0.0
Setter set_extra_cull_margin(value)
Getter get_extra_cull_margin()

The extra distance added to the GeometryInstance’s bounding box (AABB) to increase its cull box.

Default 0.0
Setter set_lod_max_distance(value)
Getter get_lod_max_distance()

The GeometryInstance’s max LOD distance.

  • float lod_max_hysteresis
Default 0.0
Setter set_lod_max_hysteresis(value)
Getter get_lod_max_hysteresis()

The GeometryInstance’s max LOD margin.

Default 0.0
Setter set_lod_min_distance(value)
Getter get_lod_min_distance()

The GeometryInstance’s min LOD distance.

  • float lod_min_hysteresis
Default 0.0
Setter set_lod_min_hysteresis(value)
Getter get_lod_min_hysteresis()

The GeometryInstance’s min LOD margin.

Setter set_material_override(value)
Getter get_material_override()

The material override for the whole geometry.

If there is a material in material_override, it will be used instead of any material set in any material slot of the mesh.

  • bool use_in_baked_light
Default false
Setter set_flag(value)
Getter get_flag()

If true, this GeometryInstance will be used when baking lights using a GIProbe and/or any other form of baked lighting.

Method Descriptions

  • void set_custom_aabb ( AABB aabb )

Overrides the bounding box of this node with a custom one. To remove it, set an AABB with all fields set to zero.