Inherits: Node2D < CanvasItem < Node < Object

Category: Core

Brief Description

2D particle emitter.


Rect2 capture_rect ( ) const
void restart ( )


enum DrawOrder:

  • DRAW_ORDER_INDEX = 0 — Particles are drawn in the order emitted.
  • DRAW_ORDER_LIFETIME = 1 — Particles are drawn in order of remaining lifetime.


2D particle node used to create a variety of particle systems and effects. Particles2D features an emitter that generates some number of particles at a given rate.

Use the process_material property to add a ParticlesMaterial to configure particle appearance and behavior. Alternatively, you can add a ShaderMaterial which will be applied to all particles.

Property Descriptions

Setter set_amount(value)
Getter get_amount()

Number of particles emitted in one emission cycle.

Setter set_draw_order(value)
Getter get_draw_order()

Particle draw order. Uses DRAW_ORDER_* values. Default value: DRAW_ORDER_INDEX.

Setter set_emitting(value)
Getter is_emitting()

If true, particles are being emitted. Default value: true.

Setter set_explosiveness_ratio(value)
Getter get_explosiveness_ratio()

How rapidly particles in an emission cycle are emitted. If greater than 0, there will be a gap in emissions before the next cycle begins. Default value: 0.

  • int fixed_fps
Setter set_fixed_fps(value)
Getter get_fixed_fps()

The particle system’s frame rate is fixed to a value. For instance, changing the value to 2 will make the particles render at 2 frames per second. Note this does not slow down the simulation of the particle system itself.

Setter set_fractional_delta(value)
Getter get_fractional_delta()

If true, results in fractional delta calculation which has a smoother particles display effect. Default value: true

Setter set_lifetime(value)
Getter get_lifetime()

Amount of time each particle will exist. Default value: 1.

Setter set_use_local_coordinates(value)
Getter get_use_local_coordinates()

If true, particles use the parent node’s coordinate space. If false, they use global coordinates. Default value: true.

Setter set_normal_map(value)
Getter get_normal_map()

Normal map to be used for the texture property.

Setter set_one_shot(value)
Getter get_one_shot()

If true, only one emission cycle occurs. If set true during a cycle, emission will stop at the cycle’s end. Default value: false.

Setter set_pre_process_time(value)
Getter get_pre_process_time()

Particle system starts as if it had already run for this many seconds.

Setter set_process_material(value)
Getter get_process_material()

Material for processing particles. Can be a ParticlesMaterial or a ShaderMaterial.

Setter set_randomness_ratio(value)
Getter get_randomness_ratio()

Emission lifetime randomness ratio. Default value: 0.

Setter set_speed_scale(value)
Getter get_speed_scale()

Particle system’s running speed scaling ratio. Default value: 1. A value of 0 can be used to pause the particles.

Setter set_texture(value)
Getter get_texture()

Particle texture. If null particles will be squares.

Setter set_visibility_rect(value)
Getter get_visibility_rect()

Editor visibility helper.

Method Descriptions

  • Rect2 capture_rect ( ) const

Returns a rectangle containing the positions of all existing particles.

  • void restart ( )

Restarts all the existing particles.