Depth Overlay 2

Example (and test) for behavior of the depth buffer w.r.t. overlays, implemented using Material.depth_test. The overlaid object should always be on top.

validate depth overlay2
from import WgpuCanvas, run
import pygfx as gfx
import pylinalg as la

# Create a canvas and renderer

canvas = WgpuCanvas(size=(500, 300))
renderer = gfx.renderers.WgpuRenderer(canvas)
scene = gfx.Scene()

# Compose a scene with a 3D cube at the origin

# Define cubes in the order that we want them rendered
cubes = [
    (2.0, "#f00", 1),
    (1.8, "#ff0", 1),
    (1.6, "#0f0", 2),
    (1.4, "#0ff", 2),

# We can mangle them a bit, because we define render order
cubes = cubes[2:] + cubes[0:2]

for size, color, render_order in cubes:
    cube = gfx.Mesh(
        gfx.box_geometry(size, size, size),
        gfx.MeshPhongMaterial(color=color, side="front", depth_test=False),
    cube.render_order = render_order
    rot = la.quat_from_euler((0.2, 0.3), order="XY")
    cube.local.rotation = la.quat_mul(rot, cube.local.rotation)

# Camera

camera = gfx.OrthographicCamera(3, 3)

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

if __name__ == "__main__":

Total running time of the script: (0 minutes 0.277 seconds)

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