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使用 NavigationServer

NavigationServer 即导航服务器。2D 和 3D 版本的 NavigationServer 分别为 NavigationServer2DNavigationServer3D

2D 和 3D 使用的 NavigationServer 是一样的,NavigationServer3D 是主要服务器。NavigationServer2D 只是一个前端,会进行 2D 位置和 3D 位置的相互转换。因此,完全可以只用 NavigationServer3D 的 API 来实现 2D 导航(就是会有点繁琐)。

与 NavigationServer 通信

To work with the NavigationServer means to prepare parameters for a query that can be sent to the NavigationServer for updates or requesting data.

To reference the internal NavigationServer objects like maps, regions and agents RIDs are used as identification numbers. Every navigation related node in the scene tree has a function that returns the RID for this node.


The NavigationServer does not update every change immediately but waits until the end of the physics frame to synchronize all the changes together.

Waiting for synchronization is required to apply changes to all maps, regions and agents. Synchronization is done because some updates like a recalculation of the entire navigation map are very expensive and require updated data from all other objects. Also the NavigationServer uses a threadpool by default for some functionality like avoidance calculation between agents.

Waiting is not required for most get() functions that only request data from the NavigationServer without making changes. Note that not all data will account for changes made in the same frame. E.g. if an avoidance agent changed the navigation map this frame the agent_get_map() function will still return the old map before the synchronization. The exception to this are nodes that store their values internally before sending the update to the NavigationServer. When a getter on a node is used for a value that was updated in the same frame it will return the already updated value stored on the node.

The NavigationServer is thread-safe as it places all API calls that want to make changes in a queue to be executed in the synchronization phase. Synchronization for the NavigationServer happens in the middle of the physics frame after scene input from scripts and nodes are all done.


The important takeaway is that most NavigationServer changes take effect after the next physics frame and not immediately. This includes all changes made by navigation related nodes in the scene tree or through scripts.


  • map_set_active()

  • map_set_up()

  • map_set_cell_size()

  • map_set_edge_connection_margin()

  • region_set_map()

  • region_set_transform()

  • region_set_enter_cost()

  • region_set_travel_cost()

  • region_set_navigation_layers()

  • region_set_navigation_mesh()

  • agent_set_map()

  • agent_set_neighbor_dist()

  • agent_set_max_neighbors()

  • agent_set_time_horizon()

  • agent_set_radius()

  • agent_set_max_speed()

  • agent_set_velocity()

  • agent_set_target_velocity()

  • agent_set_position()

  • agent_set_ignore_y()

  • agent_set_callback()

  • free()

2D 和 3D NavigationServer 的区别

NavigationServer2D 和 NavigationServer3D 在各自维度中的功能是等价的,底层使用的相同的 NavigationServer。

Strictly technical a NavigationServer2D is a myth. The NavigationServer2D is a frontend to facilitate conversions of Vector2(x, y) to Vector3(x, 0.0, z) and back for the NavigationServer3D API. 2D uses a flat 3D mesh pathfinding and the NavigationServer2D facilitates the conversions. When a guide uses just NavigationServer without the 2D or 3D suffix it usually works for both servers by exchange Vector2(x, y) with Vector3(x, 0.0, z) or reverse.

Technically it is possible to use the tools for creating navigation meshes in one dimension for the other dimension, e.g. baking a 2D navigation mesh with the 3D NavigationMesh when using flat 3D source geometry or creating 3D flat navigation meshes with the polygon outline draw tools of NavigationRegion2D and NavigationPolygons.

Any RID created with the NavigationServer2D API works on the NavigationServer3D API as well and both 2D and 3D avoidance agents can exist on the same map.


Regions created in 2D and 3D will merge their navigation meshes when placed on the same map and merge conditions apply. The NavigationServer does not discriminate between NavigationRegion2D and NavigationRegion3D nodes as both are regions on the server. By default those nodes register on different navigation maps so this merge can only happen when maps are changed manually e.g. with scripts.

Actors with avoidance enabled will avoid both 2D and 3D avoidance agents when placed on the same map.


It is not possible to use NavigationServer2D while disabling 3D on a Godot custom build.

Waiting for synchronization

At the start of the game, a new scene or procedural navigation changes any path query to a NavigationServer will return empty or wrong.

The navigation map is still empty or not updated at this point. All nodes from the scene tree need to first upload their navigation related data to the NavigationServer. Each added or changed map, region or agent need to be registered with the NavigationServer. Afterward the NavigationServer requires a physics frame for synchronization to update the maps, regions and agents.

One workaround is to make a deferred call to a custom setup function (so all nodes are ready). The setup function makes all the navigation changes, e.g. adding procedural stuff. Afterwards the function waits for the next physics frame before continuing with path queries.

extends Node3D

func _ready():
    # use call deferred to make sure the entire scene tree nodes are setup
    # else await / yield on 'physics_frame' in a _ready() might get stuck

func custom_setup():

    # create a new navigation map
    var map: RID = NavigationServer3D.map_create()
    NavigationServer3D.map_set_up(map, Vector3.UP)
    NavigationServer3D.map_set_active(map, true)

    # create a new navigation region and add it to the map
    var region: RID = NavigationServer3D.region_create()
    NavigationServer3D.region_set_transform(region, Transform())
    NavigationServer3D.region_set_map(region, map)

    # create a procedural navigation mesh for the region
    var new_navigation_mesh: NavigationMesh = NavigationMesh.new()
    var vertices: PackedVector3Array = PackedVector3Array([
    var polygon: PackedInt32Array = PackedInt32Array([0, 1, 2])
    NavigationServer3D.region_set_navigation_mesh(region, new_navigation_mesh)

    # wait for NavigationServer sync to adapt to made changes
    await get_tree().physics_frame

    # query the path from the navigationserver
    var start_position: Vector3 = Vector3(0.1, 0.0, 0.1)
    var target_position: Vector3 = Vector3(1.0, 0.0, 1.0)
    var optimize_path: bool = true

    var path: PackedVector3Array = NavigationServer3D.map_get_path(

    print("Found a path!")

Server Avoidance Callbacks

If RVO avoidance agents are registered for avoidance callbacks the NavigationServer dispatches their velocity_computed signals just before the PhysicsServer synchronization.

To learn more about NavigationAgents see 使用 NavigationAgent.

The simplified order of execution for NavigationAgents that use avoidance:

  • 物理属性。

  • _physics_process(delta).

  • set_velocity() on NavigationAgent Node.

  • Agent sends velocity and position to NavigationServer.

  • NavigationServer waits for synchronization.

  • NavigationServer synchronizes and computes avoidance velocities for all registered avoidance agents.

  • NavigationServer sends safe velocity vector with signals for each registered avoidance agents.

  • Agents receive the signal and move their parent e.g. with move_and_slide or linear_velocity.

  • PhysicsServer synchronizes.

  • physics frame ends.

Therefore moving a physicsbody actor in the callback function with the safe velocity is perfectly thread- and physics-safe as all happens inside the same physics frame before the PhysicsServer commits to changes and does its own calculations.