Py5Surface.pause_thread()

Pause a running Sketch.

Examples

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def draw():
    py5.rect(py5.random(py5.width), py5.random(py5.height), 10, 10)
    py5.println(py5.frame_count)

py5.run_sketch(block=False)
surface = py5.get_surface()

# pause the sketch.
surface.pause_thread()
# the sketch is no longer running and there is no output

# after waiting a bit, resume the sketch
surface.resume_thread()

Description

Pause a running Sketch. The Sketch window will be static and unresponsive. You can resume the Sketch with Py5Surface.resume_thread().

The frame_count will not increment while the Sketch is paused.

Pausing a Sketch is not the same as stopping a Sketch, so this method will not change the results of Py5Surface.is_stopped().

Underlying Java method: PSurface.pauseThread

Syntax

pause_thread() -> None

Updated on September 11, 2021 16:51:34pm UTC