Do AnimationPlayers stop when hidden?

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By jaloveast1k

Well, subj. Do I have to manually stop looping AnimationPlayers, or are they automatically stopped once the node they were animating (usually it’s a parent node of AnimationPlayer in my case) is hidden?
Obviously you can’t see animation anyways, this is more of a performance related question.

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: Zylann

No, animation keeps going on. Note that an animation doesn’t necessarily animate visual things (even if that may sound counter-intuitive). It also doesn’t “mute” tracks animating invisible nodes.