Wondering how to set up a pre-rendered background over 3d geometry (kinda like old final fantasy)

Godot Version

Godot 4.2.1

Question

I’m trying to figure out how to approach it but I really have no idea, the best I can figure out is we have 3 elements.

3d geometry, which is covered by → the 2d prerendered image, which is covered by-> the character/npcs/items, which are hidden by → the 3d geometry.

and this is where I get stuck, it seems like it’s possible to have an element always show in front of everything else, but i have no idea how to get this rock paper scissors of show character over pre-render, show pre-render over 3d geometry, 3d geometry hides character.

If theres any info on how to do this i’d love to hear it, if it’s even possible.

Thank you for the help! I will give it a shot in the morning!

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