Background Image¶

Add a background image with pyvista.Plotter.add_background_image().

import pyvista as pv
from pyvista import examples

Plot an airplane with the map of the earth in the background

earth_alt = examples.download_topo_global()

pl = pv.Plotter()
actor = pl.add_mesh(examples.load_airplane(), smooth_shading=True)
pl.add_background_image(examples.mapfile)
pl.show()
background image

Plot several earth related plots

pl = pv.Plotter(shape=(2, 2))

pl.subplot(0, 0)
pl.add_text('Earth Visible as Map')
pl.add_background_image(examples.mapfile, as_global=False)

pl.subplot(0, 1)
pl.add_text('Earth Altitude')
actor = pl.add_mesh(earth_alt, cmap='gist_earth')

pl.subplot(1, 0)
topo = examples.download_topo_land()
actor = pl.add_mesh(topo, cmap='gist_earth')
pl.add_text('Earth Land Altitude')

pl.subplot(1, 1)
pl.add_text('Earth Visible as Globe')
pl.add_mesh(examples.load_globe(), smooth_shading=True)

pl.show()
background image

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 6.514 seconds)

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