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Canvas as Texture available in Babylon?


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I've got a basic incomplete game in threejs but would like to port it to babylon for some of the more game specific functionality

one of the first features is that every item in the game has randomised textures, I'd dynamically draw a canvas then apply it to the mesh


Is this possible in Babylon?  If so what classes/methods/documentation do I need to be looking at to achieve this? 

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Welcome to the forum!


The dynamic texture is exactly what you need - 




The function getContext gives you the canvas to draw on. Just don't forget to update (that's also the name of the function) after making changes to the canvas :-) That was my mistake.

You can also give a canvas element as the "options" variable, it will be set automatically as the texture's canvas.. 

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Yeah, the documentation can be sometimes misleading. But the community is working on it :-)

That's the benefit of open source projects - you can actually see what the variables do. Take a look here - https://github.com/BabylonJS/Babylon.js/blob/master/Babylon/Materials/textures/babylon.dynamicTexture.ts

"options" can be either the canvas size (width and height), a canvas object (an object with a getContext function) or a json object with width and height as parameter:

var options = 512; //ORvar options = { width : 512, height: 1024 }; //ORvar options = document.getElementById("canvasId");

So, anything goes, it is all up to you how you use it.

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