How can I make background of an SKScene transparent so I can layer in a ZStack?

I’m trying to make a game using SwiftUI and SpriteKit. And I want to be able to layout the game in a ZStack with the game layered over the background image. In order to do that, I need to make the background of the SKScene transparent. But when I do that, the nodes that I add to the SKScene no longer show up.

Here’s the coding that I’m using:

    import SwiftUI
    import SpriteKit
    import GameplayKit

    class GameScene: SKScene {

      override func didMove(to view: SKView) {

    view.allowsTransparency = true
    self.backgroundColor = .clear
    view.alpha = 0.0
    view.isOpaque = true
    view.backgroundColor = SKColor.clear.withAlphaComponent(0.0)

    if let particles = SKEmitterNode(fileNamed: "Mud") {
      particles.position.x = 512



    struct ContentView: View {

      var scene: SKScene {

    let scene = GameScene()
    scene.size = CGSize(width: 300, height: 400)
    scene.scaleMode = .fill

    return scene

      var body: some View {
    ZStack {
        .aspectRatio(contentMode: .fill)
      SpriteView(scene: scene)
        .frame(minWidth: 0, maxWidth: .infinity, minHeight: 0, maxHeight: .infinity)

The background of the SKScene is, in fact, transparent and I can see the image layered underneath it in the ZStack. But, everything else in the scene is also transparent so that I can’t see the emitter effect at all.

How can I make just the background of the SKScene transparent?

@kenkelm Do you still have issues with this?

Did you ever get a resolution to this problem? I might be able to help if you are still trying to figure this out.