When a mesh is completely faded is it the same as setting it to invisible

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By umma

Just curious if when I fade a mesh completely is it the same as setting it to invisible or is just the alpha value we are changing. Does a faded mesh affect performance compared to a invisible mesh?

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: Ninfur

I’m doing a bit of guessing, so someone please correct me if I’m wrong. But I believe a faded mesh will still need to process its material shader each frame, because the alpha, or any other variables can change at any moment.

Whereas when setting the mesh visibility to false, the material should not have to be processed at all, and therefore have a lower performance impact.