WorldPanels let you render and interact with UI within the world. They are actually being drawn in the world, in the right transparent draw order. So they draw behind things and in front of things like you'd expect. Great for name tags etc.
A WorldPanel inherits all the behavior of a RootPanel meaning you can use it exactly the same as any standard UI panel, the only difference is it renders to the world.
Creating world panels is nearly identical to creating any other UI panel, however instead of deriving from a Panel we derive from a WorldPanel.
It's also possible to just spawn a new instance of WorldPanel and add children to it programmatically.
The world panel can then be spawned simply as if it's an entity, setting its position and rotation. Note that you need to update the transform of the world panel, not its children.
WorldPanels have to be created clientside. To easily sync them across clients you can make a serverside entity that creates the WorldPanel when it gets replicated clientside (ClientSpawn).
In order to interact with WorldPanels your game needs a WorldInput - you provide a ray and simulated mouse inputs.
If you want a tool or weapon to NOT fire when interacting with a certain WorldPanel, you have to suppress its input. It can be done like this:
Like entities, world panels are not garbage collected - in order to remove your panel you need to call