Loads geometry into a variable of type Py5Shape.


Loads geometry into a variable of type Py5Shape. SVG and OBJ files may be loaded. To load correctly, the file must be located in the data directory of the current Sketch. In most cases, load_shape() should be used inside setup() because loading shapes inside draw() will reduce the speed of a Sketch.

Alternatively, the file maybe be loaded from anywhere on the local computer using an absolute path (something that starts with / on Unix and Linux, or a drive letter on Windows), or the filename parameter can be a URL for a file found on a network.

If the file is not available or an error occurs, None will be returned and an error message will be printed to the console. The error message does not halt the program, however the None value may cause errors if your code does not check whether the value returned is None.

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

Underlying Processing method: PGraphics.loadShape


load_shape(filename: str, /) -> Py5Shape
load_shape(filename: str, options: str, /) -> Py5Shape


  • filename: str - name of file to load, can be .svg or .obj

  • options: str - unused parameter

Updated on November 12, 2021 11:30:58am UTC