pyvista.Plotter.set_background#

Plotter.set_background(color, top=None, right=None, side=None, corner=None, all_renderers=True)[source]#

Set the background color.

Parameters:
colorColorLike, optional

Either a string, rgb list, or hex color string. Defaults to current theme parameters. For example:

  • color='white'

  • color='w'

  • color=[1.0, 1.0, 1.0]

  • color='#FFFFFF'

topColorLike, optional

If given, this will enable a gradient background where the color argument is at the bottom and the color given in top will be the color at the top of the renderer.

rightColorLike, optional

If given, this will enable a gradient background where the color argument is at the left and the color given in right will be the color at the right of the renderer.

sideColorLike, optional

If given, this will enable a gradient background where the color argument is at the center and the color given in side will be the color at the side of the renderer.

cornerColorLike, optional

If given, this will enable a gradient background where the color argument is at the center and the color given in corner will be the color at the corner of the renderer.

all_renderersbool, default: True

If True, applies to all renderers in subplots. If False, then only applies to the active renderer.

Examples

Set the background color to black.

>>> import pyvista as pv
>>> plotter = pv.Plotter()
>>> plotter.set_background('black')
>>> plotter.background_color
Color(name='black', hex='#000000ff', opacity=255)
>>> plotter.close()

Set the background color at the bottom to black and white at the top. Display a cone as well.

>>> import pyvista as pv
>>> pl = pv.Plotter()
>>> actor = pl.add_mesh(pv.Cone())
>>> pl.set_background('black', top='white')
>>> pl.show()
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