How to show and hide only child node?

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By Hohol_1227

I had tried to make it with ‘child_name.visible’, but it does not work.
Else, I need to make it, when I press the button (for example, KEY_ENTER)

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: tomeldee

I think you can do this with any node in the way below (of course you have to replace the input name and nodename as well):

	if Input.is_action_just_pressed("hide"):
	if $nodename.visible == true:
		$nodename.visible = false
		$nodename.visible = true
:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: tom555

Use the set_visible() method passing either true or false to hide or show respectively.

var child_node = $ChildNode
if Input.is_action_pressed("hide"):
:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: godot_dev_

Suppose your scene tree is configured as follows and you want to toggle the child2’s visibility




By following this tutorial on input handling, it will help explain how to process a key press. This can be done as follows in the ‘yourparent’ node’s script, where every frame we check if a key (in this example, the enter key, which is mapped to the ‘ui_accep’ input event string) is pressed and call a function to toggle the visibility when the key is pressed

func _process(delta):
    if Input.is_action_just_pressed("ui_accept"):

func _on_toggle_child_visibility():
    var yourChild= get_node("child1/child2") 
    yourChild.visible = not yourChild.visible #toggle visibility
:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: Moreus

In my project:

                    player.item_hand.DisableCollisions = true;


 actionSprite.Visible = (input_action == Action.Action); // Action.Action is my Enum

[i]is CSharp but you can find same in GDscript

other option is just remove from tree and put back when needed.

You can use animation to control it too;