Depth Clipping

Example (and test) for camera depth clipping planes. This draws four rectangles near the near and far clipping planes.

  • Only the two green ones should be visible.

  • The greener square should be in the upper-left.

validate depth clipping
from wgpu.gui.auto import WgpuCanvas, run
import pygfx as gfx


canvas = WgpuCanvas()
renderer = gfx.renderers.WgpuRenderer(canvas)
scene = gfx.Scene()


# Select near, far, and camera

# With the ortho camera, you can pick any values you like, also negative
# near values. With the perspective camera you'll want to pick a small
# positive near-value, and a relatively small value for the far-value
# as well, otherwise the distant squares become smaller than 1 pixel ;)

# Select camera and matchingclipping planes
if True:
    near, far = -40, 300
    camera = gfx.OrthographicCamera(2.2, 2.2, depth_range=(near, far))
else:
    near, far = 5, 10
    camera = gfx.PerspectiveCamera(50, 1, depth_range=(near, far))


# Create four planes near the z-clipping planes

geometry = gfx.plane_geometry(1, 1)
green_material = gfx.MeshBasicMaterial(color=(0, 0.8, 0.2, 1))
greener_material = gfx.MeshBasicMaterial(color=(0, 1, 0, 1))
red_material = gfx.MeshBasicMaterial(color=(1, 0, 0, 1))

plane1 = gfx.Mesh(geometry, green_material)
plane2 = gfx.Mesh(geometry, red_material)
plane3 = gfx.Mesh(geometry, greener_material)
plane4 = gfx.Mesh(geometry, red_material)

# Note the negation of near and far in the plane's position. This is
# because the camera looks down the z-axis: more negative means moving
# away from the camera, positive values are behind the camera.
plane1.local.position = (-0.51, -0.51, -(near + 0.01))  # in range
plane2.local.position = (+0.51, -0.51, -(near - 0.01))  # out range
plane3.local.position = (-0.51, +0.51, -(far - 0.01))  # in range
plane4.local.position = (+0.51, +0.51, -(far + 0.01))  # out range

for plane in (plane1, plane2, plane3, plane4):
    scene.add(plane)

canvas.request_draw(lambda: renderer.render(scene, camera))

if __name__ == "__main__":
    print(__doc__)
    run()

Total running time of the script: (0 minutes 0.186 seconds)

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