Py5Graphics.sphere_detail()

Controls the detail used to render a sphere by adjusting the number of vertices of the sphere mesh.

Description

Controls the detail used to render a sphere by adjusting the number of vertices of the sphere mesh. The default resolution is 30, which creates a fairly detailed sphere definition with vertices every 360/30 = 12 degrees. If you’re going to render a great number of spheres per frame, it is advised to reduce the level of detail using this function. The setting stays active until sphere_detail() is called again with a new parameter and so should not be called prior to every Py5Graphics.sphere() statement, unless you wish to render spheres with different settings, e.g. using less detail for smaller spheres or ones further away from the camera. To control the detail of the horizontal and vertical resolution independently, use the version of the functions with two parameters.

This method is the same as sphere_detail() but linked to a Py5Graphics object. To see example code for how it can be used, see sphere_detail().

Underlying Java method: PGraphics.sphereDetail

Syntax

sphere_detail(res: int, /) -> None
sphere_detail(ures: int, vres: int, /) -> None

Parameters

  • res: int - number of segments (minimum 3) used per full circle revolution

  • ures: int - number of segments used longitudinally per full circle revolutoin

  • vres: int - number of segments used latitudinally from top to bottom

Updated on September 11, 2021 16:51:34pm UTC