In this pygame example, I will create a triangle and fill it up with the color of my choice. Next, I am going to create a small program that will detect that object using its own color as a hint.
Below is the entire python program which will use the pygame.mouse.get_pos() method to return the color of a pixel at a particular location on the display screen which will then serve as a hint whether I have clicked on that triangle or not!
# Import and initialize the pygame library import pygame import pygame.gfxdraw pygame.display.init() # set the caption on the panel pygame.display.set_caption("Draw Some Drawing") # windows height and width windowwidth = 600 windowheight = 600 # Print this line on output panel if the initialize process is successful if(pygame.display.get_init() == True): print("Success initialize the game!") # Initialize a window or screen for display screen = pygame.display.set_mode([windowwidth, windowheight]) # the triangle color tricolor = pygame.Color(0,0,0) # Print the x, y size of the game display window print("The windows size is " + str(pygame.display.get_window_size())) # Run the game until the user asks to quit running = True while running: # If the user clicks on the 'x' button on pygame display window then set running to false for event in pygame.event.get(): if event.type == pygame.QUIT: running = False # Fill the screen with blue color screen.fill((0,0,255)) pygame.gfxdraw.filled_polygon(screen, ((200,300), (300, 300), (250, 60)), tricolor) # draw triangle filled with black color # check the left mouse button press state left_mouse_button_press_state = pygame.mouse.get_pressed(num_buttons=3) if(left_mouse_button_press_state == True): # if the user has clicked the left mouse button... # get the pixel color at that position of the mouse click x, y = pygame.mouse.get_pos() if(screen.get_at((x, y)) == tricolor): print('In the triangle region!') else: print('Not in the triangle region!') pygame.display.flip() # refresh the screen # Quit the game pygame.display.quit()
If I have clicked on the above triangle the console will print out the below text…
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