A sprite is a plane that always faces towards the camera, generally with a partially transparent texture applied.

Sprites do not cast shadows, setting castShadow = true will have no effect.

Code Example

const map = new v3d.TextureLoader().load('sprite.png'); const material = new v3d.SpriteMaterial({ map: map }); const sprite = new v3d.Sprite(material); scene.add(sprite);


Sprite(material : Material)

material - (optional) an instance of SpriteMaterial. Default is a white SpriteMaterial.

Creates a new Sprite.


See the base Object3D class for common properties.

.material : SpriteMaterial

An instance of SpriteMaterial, defining the object's appearance. Default is a white SpriteMaterial.

.center : Vector2

The sprite's anchor point, and the point around which the sprite rotates. A value of (0.5, 0.5) corresponds to the midpoint of the sprite. A value of (0, 0) corresponds to the lower left corner of the sprite. The default is (0.5, 0.5).


See the base Object3D class for common methods.

.clone () : Sprite

Returns a clone of this Sprite object and any descendants.

.copy (sprite : Sprite) : Sprite

Copies the properties of the passed sprite to this one.

.raycast (raycaster : Raycaster, intersects : Array) : null

Get intersections between a casted ray and this sprite. Raycaster.intersectObject() will call this method. The raycaster must be initialized by calling Raycaster.setFromCamera() before raycasting against sprites.


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