Instance Property


The root node of the scene graph.


@property(nonatomic, readonly) SCNNode *rootNode;


All scene content—nodes, geometries and their materials, lights, cameras, and related objects—is organized in a node hierarchy with a single common root node.

Some scene files created using external tools may describe node hierarchies containing multiple root nodes. When SceneKit imports such files, their separate root nodes will be made children of a new, unique root node.

Each child node’s coordinate system is defined relative to the transformation of its parent node. You should not modify the transform property of the root node.

See Also

Accessing Scene Contents


A background to be rendered before the rest of the scene.


A cube map texture that depicts the environment surrounding the scene’s contents, used for advanced lighting effects.