Making the ball
Since the ball needs physics – gravity, friction, collision with walls, and so on –
RigidBody3D will be the best choice of node. Rigid bodies work similarly in 3D to the ones you’ve used before in 2D, and you’ll use the same methods to interact with them, such as
Create a new scene with a
RigidBody3D node named
Ball and save it.
Since you need a simple sphere shape and Godot includes primitive shapes, there’s no need for a fancy 3D model here. Add a
MeshInstance3D child and choose New SphereMesh for the Mesh property in the Inspector.
The default size is much too large, so click on the Mesh property to expand it and set Radius to
0.05 and Height to
CollisionShape3D node and give it a
SphereShape3D. Set its Radius setting to
0.05 to match the mesh.