In every Visual Novel, it is important to set the scene, to know where the characters currently are. For this the plugin offers the system of scene backgrounds. In terms of layering, they are always in the complete background. All other systems are displayed in front of it.


Visual Novel Machinery contains two nodes for working with scene backgrounds. These are Scene Background Show Node and Scene Background Hide Node. As the names suggest, they are used for showing or hidding the scene background images. The scene backgrounds available are defined in the Scene Background Definitions Data Table, and can be selected in the Scene Background Show Node.

Scene background nodes in action -id=cg1
dialog.text -character=cube "I am now in scene background 1"
dialog.text -character=cube "I am now in the void"
dialog.end -nextdialog=start

There are also nodes for using image layering, but more about in the scene background image layering feature documentation.