Instance Property


A Boolean value that determines the visibility of the node’s contents. Animatable.


@property(nonatomic, getter=isHidden) BOOL hidden;


The default value of this property is NO, specifying that SceneKit should render geometries and use lights attached to the node or its children. Change this property’s value to YES to exclude attached geometries and lights from rendering. (Cameras attached to the node or its children are not affected by this property.) Hiding a node also hides its child nodes recursively.

You can animate changes to this property’s value. See Animating SceneKit Content. Hiding or showing a node in an animation results in a fade-in or fade-out effect.

See Also

Modifying the Node Visibility


The opacity value of the node. Animatable.


The order the node’s content is drawn in relative to that of other nodes.


A Boolean value that determines whether SceneKit renders the node’s contents into shadow maps.


A value that indicates how SceneKit should handle the node when rendering movement-related effects.


Values that inform SceneKit’s rendering for movement-related effects, used by the movabilityHint property.