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I have an area in 3D space that I would like to be able to move in the _physics_process function and get any overlapping bodies. The speed is important because I don't update the body every frame, only when an event happens that I need to use any overlapping bodies to process. I may be able to use yield(get_tree(), "physics_frame") to do it, but I would prefer to do it on the same "frame" if possible.

Thank you!

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https://docs.godotengine.org/en/latest/classes/class_area.html#signals
Check this signal section
Receive signals from objects in and out. When an object enters the area, add it to a group or array. When the object leaves, delete it from the group or array. This is the fastest way.

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Hmm, that might be the best way to do it. I could connect the signals for a single physics update and then get the overlapping bodies and use them in the frame after. Thank you!

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