CompressedTexture2D

Inherits: Texture2D < Texture < Resource < RefCounted < Object

Texture with 2 dimensions, optionally compressed.

Description

A texture that is loaded from a .ctex file. This file format is internal to Godot; it is created by importing other image formats with the import system. CompressedTexture2D can use one of 4 compression methods (including a lack of any compression):

  • Uncompressed (uncompressed on the GPU)

  • Lossless (WebP or PNG, uncompressed on the GPU)

  • Lossy (WebP, uncompressed on the GPU)

  • VRAM Compressed (compressed on the GPU)

Only VRAM Compressed actually reduces the memory usage on the GPU. The Lossless and Lossy compression methods will reduce the required storage on disk, but they will not reduce memory usage on the GPU as the texture is sent to the GPU uncompressed.

Using VRAM Compressed also improves loading times, as VRAM-compressed textures are faster to load compared to textures using lossless or lossy compression. VRAM compression can exhibit noticeable artifacts and is intended to be used for 3D rendering, not 2D.

Properties

String

load_path

""

bool

resource_local_to_scene

false (overrides Resource)

Methods

Error

load ( String path )


Property Descriptions

String load_path = ""

The CompressedTexture2D's file path to a .ctex file.


Method Descriptions

Error load ( String path )

Loads the texture from the specified path.