This node renders all its child nodes and their sub-trees to a separate off-screen texture / precomposition. This texture may then be applied anywhere that takes an image or video node as input: materials, video nodes, Image2D nodes, Image Planes and so on.

Render To Texture nodes may use a different camera to the main scene, if that camera node is parented to the Render To Texture. Similarly it may also have its own lights. Post Processing nodes parented to the Render To Texture node will be applied to the texture after the 3D objects have been rendered to post process the result.

Deferred Rendering may be enabled on the Render To Texture to use the deferred rendering path. This is only effective if Deferred Rendering is also enabled in the Root node.


Name Description
Show Rendered Texture Toggle whether the rendered texture is previewed in the viewport.
Show Rendered Texture Alpha Toggle whether the rendered textures alpha values are previewed in the viewport.
Disable Render To Texture (Pass Through) When enabled, the texture rendering will be ignored and the child nodes will be passed through into the main scene.
Width Width of rendered texture.
Height Height of rendered texture.
Background Colour Change the background colour of the rendered texture.
Use Main Output Aspect Ratio Use the aspect ratio created from the Width and Height attributes.
Rendering Enabled Controls whether the connected scene is re-rendered to the texture.
Deferred Lighting Enabled Enable deferred rendering for connected nodes.
Use Main Output Eye Position Use the main scene’s eye position for lighting calculations, regardless of where the Render To Texture’s camera is.
Early Evaluation Evaluate the render to texture node earlier in the render pass. This can prevent a blank output appearing for the first frame, but can also cause issues for some nodes which need to be evaluated later.
Flip X / Y Flip the image on the X or Y axis.


Name Description Typical Node Input
Affecting Lights Choose which lights will affect connected connected objects. Light
Excluding Lights Choose which lights don’t affect connected connected objects. Light


Outputs an image or video that can be connected to any relevant video input, most commonly an Image 2D node.