Attention: Here be dragons

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Inherits: Resource < RefCounted < Object

An abstraction of a serialized scene.


A simplified interface to a scene file. Provides access to operations and checks that can be performed on the scene resource itself.

Can be used to save a node to a file. When saving, the node as well as all the nodes it owns get saved (see Node.owner property).

Note: The node doesn't need to own itself.

Example of loading a saved scene:

# Use load() instead of preload() if the path isn't known at compile-time.
var scene = preload("res://scene.tscn").instantiate()
# Add the node as a child of the node the script is attached to.

Example of saving a node with different owners: The following example creates 3 objects: Node2D (node), RigidBody2D (body) and CollisionObject2D (collision). collision is a child of body which is a child of node. Only body is owned by node and pack will therefore only save those two nodes, but not collision.

# Create the objects.
var node = Node2D.