love.graphics.newCanvas

Available since LÖVE 0.8.0
It has been renamed from love.graphics.newFramebuffer.

Creates a new Canvas object for offscreen rendering.

O.png This function can be slow if it is called repeatedly, such as from love.update or love.draw. If you need to use a specific resource often, create it once and store it somewhere it can be reused!  


Function

Synopsis

canvas = love.graphics.newCanvas( )

Arguments

None.

Returns

Canvas canvas
A new Canvas with dimensions equal to the window's size in pixels.

Function

Synopsis

canvas = love.graphics.newCanvas( width, height )

Arguments

number width
The desired width of the Canvas.
number height
The desired height of the Canvas.

Returns

Canvas canvas
A new Canvas with specified width and height.

Function

Available since LÖVE 0.9.0
This variant is not supported in earlier versions.

Synopsis

canvas = love.graphics.newCanvas( width, height, format )

Arguments

number width (window_width)
The desired width of the Canvas.
number height (window_height)
The desired height of the Canvas.
CanvasFormat format ("normal")
The desired texture format of the Canvas.

Returns

Canvas canvas
A new Canvas with specified width and height.

Notes

Some Canvas formats have higher system requirements than the default format. Use love.graphics.getCanvasFormats to check for support.

Function

Available since LÖVE 0.9.1
This variant is not supported in earlier versions.

Synopsis

canvas = love.graphics.newCanvas( width, height, format, msaa )

Arguments

number width (window_width)
The desired width of the Canvas.
number height (window_height)
The desired height of the Canvas.
CanvasFormat format ("normal")
The desired texture format of the Canvas.
number msaa (0)
The desired number of multisample antialiasing (MSAA) samples used when drawing to the Canvas.

Returns

Canvas canvas
A new Canvas with specified width and height.

Notes

The supported maximum number of MSAA samples varies depending on the system. Use love.graphics.getSystemLimits to check.

If the number of MSAA samples specified is greater than the maximum supported by the system, the Canvas will still be created but only using the maximum supported amount (this includes 0.)

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