Properties represent distinct resources in a glTF asset, referenced by other properties.

For example, each material and texture is a property, with material properties holding references to the textures. All properties are created with factory methods on the Document in which they should be constructed. Properties are destroyed by calling dispose().


const texture = doc.createTexture('myTexture');
doc.listTextures(); // → [texture x 1]

// Attach a texture to a material.
material.getBaseColortexture(); // → texture

// Detaching a texture removes any references to it, except from the doc.
material.getBaseColorTexture(); // → null
doc.listTextures(); // → [texture x 1]

// Disposing a texture removes all references to it, and its own references.
doc.listTextures(); // → []


Type parameters

  • T: IProperty



propertyType: string

Property type.


  • dispatchEvent(event: BaseEvent): Property<T>
  • Events.

  • dispose(): void
  • Removes both inbound references to and outbound references from this object. At the end of the process the object holds no references, and nothing holds references to it. A disposed object is not reusable.

  • equals(other: Property<T>, skip?: Set<string>): boolean
  • Returns true if two properties are deeply equivalent, recursively comparing the attributes of the properties. Optionally, a 'skip' set may be included, specifying attributes whose values should not be considered in the comparison.

    Example: Two Primitives are equivalent if they have accessors and materials with equivalent content — but not necessarily the same specific accessors and materials.

  • getDefaults(): Nullable<T>
  • getExtras(): Record<string, unknown>
  • getName(): string
  • isDisposed(): boolean
  • Returns true if the node has been permanently removed from the graph.

  • listParents(): Property<IProperty>[]
  • Returns a list of all properties that hold a reference to this property. For example, a material may hold references to various textures, but a texture does not hold references to the materials that use it.

    It is often necessary to filter the results for a particular type: some resources, like Accessors, may be referenced by different types of properties. Most properties include the Root as a parent, which is usually not of interest.


    const materials = texture
        .filter((p) => p instanceof Material)
  • setExtras(extras: Record<string, unknown>): Property<T>
Function symbol, f(📦) → 📦, where the argument and output are a box labeled 'glTF'.

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