Types of Shading

Use a custom built colormap when plotting scalar values.

import pyvista

pyvista.set_plot_theme("document")

PyVista supports two types of shading, flat and smooth shading that uses VTK’s Phong shading algorithm.

This is a plot with the default flat shading:

sphere = pyvista.Sphere()
sphere.plot(color="w")
../../_images/sphx_glr_shading_001.png

Here’s the same sphere with smooth shading:

sphere.plot(color="w", smooth_shading=True)
../../_images/sphx_glr_shading_002.png

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 2.513 seconds)

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