Cannot see 3D model

This page will list some common issues that you may encounter, if you are trying to spawn a 3D object, but cannot see it on the screen.

Incorrect usage of Bevy GLTF assets

Refer to the GLTF page to learn how to correctly use GLTF with Bevy.

GLTF files are complex. They contain many sub-assets, represented by different Bevy types. Make sure you are using the correct thing.

Make sure you are spawning a GLTF Scene, or using the correct Mesh and StandardMaterial associated with the correct GLTF Primitive.

If you are using an asset path, be sure to include a label for the sub-asset you want:


If you are spawning the top-level Gltf master asset, it won't work.

If you are spawning a GLTF Mesh, it won't work.

If you are using the top-level Gltf master asset or a GltfMesh on a Bevy PbrBundle entity that you have created yourself, it won't work. You need a specific GLTF Primitive. Or just use Scenes. :)

Unsupported GLTF

Bevy's GLTF support is still limited in features. See the Limitations section in the GLTF page for some considerations.

Unoptimized / Debug builds

Maybe your asset just takes a while to load? Bevy (and Rust in general) is very slow without compiler optimizations. It's actually possible that complex GLTF files with big textures can take over a minute to load and show up on the screen. It would be almost instant in optimized builds. See here.

Vertex Order and Culling

By default, the Bevy renderer assumes Counter-Clockwise vertex order and has back-face culling enabled.

If you are generating your Mesh from code, make sure your vertices are in the correct order.