Text contrast

Example demonstrating text on dark and light background.

On the left, plain text is shown in black and white. There is a psychological effect that makes the bottom text appear thinner than the other way around (dark text on light background). The weight_offset compensates for this effect.

On the right the text uses an outline to give a good appearance on any background.

text contrast
from wgpu.gui.auto import WgpuCanvas, run
import pygfx as gfx

scene = gfx.Scene()


scene.add(gfx.Background.from_color("#fff", "#000"))

geo = gfx.TextGeometry(text="Lorem ipsum", font_size=40, screen_space=True)

t1 = gfx.Text(
    geo,
    gfx.TextMaterial(color="#fff"),
)
t2 = gfx.Text(
    geo,
    gfx.TextMaterial(color="#000", weight_offset=50),
)
t3 = gfx.Text(
    geo,
    gfx.TextMaterial(color="#fff", outline_color="#000", outline_thickness=0.15),
)
t4 = gfx.Text(
    geo,
    gfx.TextMaterial(color="#fff", outline_color="#000", outline_thickness=0.15),
)

t1.local.position = (-1, +1, 0)
t2.local.position = (-1, -1, 0)

t3.local.position = (+1, +1, 0)
t4.local.position = (+1, -1, 0)

scene.add(t1, t2, t3, t4)

camera = gfx.OrthographicCamera(4, 3)


renderer = gfx.renderers.WgpuRenderer(WgpuCanvas())
renderer.request_draw(lambda: renderer.render(scene, camera))

if __name__ == "__main__":
    run()

Total running time of the script: (0 minutes 0.282 seconds)

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