DxDrawImage

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An image drawn on the screen with the dxDrawImage function.

Draws an image on the screen for a single frame. In order for the image to stay visible continuously, you need to call this function with the same parameters on each frame update (see onClientRender).
Image files should ideally have dimensions that are a power of two, to prevent possible blurring.
Power of two: 2px, 4px, 8px, 16px, 32px, 64px, 128px, 256px, 512px, 1024px...


[[{{{image}}}|link=]] Tip: Use a texture created with dxCreateTexture to speed up drawing.
[[{{{image}}}|link=]] Tip: To help prevent edge artifacts when drawing textures, set textureEdge to "clamp" when calling dxCreateTexture

Syntax

bool dxDrawImage ( float posX, float posY, float width, float height, mixed image,
                 [ float rotation = 0, float rotationCenterOffsetX = 0, float rotationCenterOffsetY = 0,
                   int color = tocolor(255,255,255,255), bool postGUI = false ] )

Required Arguments

  • posX: the absolute X coordinate of the top left corner of the image
  • posY: the absolute Y coordinate of the top left corner of the image
  • width: the absolute width of the image
  • height: the absolute height of the image
  • image: Either a material element or a filepath of the image which is going to be drawn. (.dds images are also supported). Image files should ideally have dimensions that are a power of two, to prevent possible blurring. Use a texture created with dxCreateTexture to speed up drawing.

Optional Arguments

  • rotation: the rotation, in degrees for the image.
  • rotationCenterOffsetX: the absolute X offset from the image center for which to rotate the image from.
  • rotationCenterOffsetY: the absolute Y offset from the image center for which to rotate the image from.
  • color: Tints the image with a value produced by tocolor or hexadecimal number in format: 0xAARRGGBB (RR = red, GG = green, BB = blue, AA = alpha).
  • postGUI: A bool representing whether the image should be drawn on top of or behind any ingame GUI (rendered by CEGUI).

Returns

Returns true if successful, false otherwise.

Example

Example of a pendulum swinging from the top of the screen, made using dxDrawImage.

local screenWidth,screenHeight = guiGetScreenSize()  -- Get screen resolution.


function renderDisplay ( )
	local seconds = getTickCount() / 1000
	local angle = math.sin(seconds) * 80
	-- This will draw the graphic file 'arrow.png' at the top middle of the screen
	-- using the size of 100 pixels wide, and 240 pixels high.
	-- The center of rotation is at the top of the image.
	dxDrawImage ( screenWidth/2 - 50, 0, 100, 240, 'arrow.png', angle, 0, -120 )
end


function HandleTheRendering ( )
	addEventHandler("onClientRender", root, renderDisplay)  -- Keep everything visible with onClientRender.
end
addEventHandler("onClientResourceStart",resourceRoot, HandleTheRendering)

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