How to know the screen position of a node2D?

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By cardoso
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How to know the screen position of a node2D?

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: volzhs


But doesn’t the node.get_global_pos() gives the position on the “world”?

If a camera is centered on a node, the node will always be centered on the screen (same screen position always), but the node global pos will be changed as the node is moved.

cardoso | 2017-08-15 12:33

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: YeOldeDM

get_global_transform_with_canvas() will return a node’s transform relative to your viewport. The o property of this will be that transform’s origin (position if you will).

As of 3.1.1, o had been renamed to origin so get_global_transform_with_canvas().origin

Dlean Jeans | 2019-05-25 16:50

Perhaps i’m mistaken, but in my tests, get_global_transform_with_canvas().origin is giving me the global position, not relative to the viewport… how can i get that position? I need to use it on a shader.

p7f | 2019-07-26 22:54

It returns the position to the top-left corner of the window for me in the 2D Platformer demo. You probably wanna open a new question for this.

Dlean Jeans | 2019-07-28 05:12