as.mask {grid}R Documentation

Define a Soft Mask

Description

Define either an alpha mask or a luminance mask, based on a grob.

Usage

as.mask(x, type=c("alpha", "luminance"))

Arguments

x

A grob.

type

The type of mask.

Details

A mask may be specified for a viewport either directly as a grob or using this function. In the former case, the result is an alpha mask. This function allows the user to define a luminance mask instead.

Not all graphics devices support masks and those that do may only support one type of mask: for example xfig and pictex do not support masks and Cairo-based devices only support alpha masks.

Value

A "GridMask" object.

Author(s)

Paul Murrell

See Also

viewport

Examples

## NOTE: on devices without support for masks normal line segments 
##       will be drawn
grid.newpage()
## Alpha mask
grid.segments(y0=1, y1=0, gp=gpar(col=2, lwd=100))
pushViewport(viewport(mask=circleGrob(gp=gpar(fill=rgb(0,0,0,.5)))))
grid.segments(gp=gpar(col=3, lwd=100))
grid.newpage()
## Luminance mask
grid.segments(y0=1, y1=0, gp=gpar(col=2, lwd=100))
pushViewport(viewport(mask=as.mask(circleGrob(gp=gpar(fill="grey50")),
                                   "luminance")))
grid.segments(gp=gpar(col=3, lwd=100))

[Package grid version 4.2.0 Index]