Figure and Color Control using Check boxes and Radio Buttons

This example shows how to use the CheckBox UI API. We will demonstrate how to create a cube, sphere, cone and arrow and control its color and visibility using checkboxes.

First, some imports.

from fury import actor, ui, window, utils
import numpy as np
from import fetch_viz_icons

First we need to fetch some icons that are included in FURY.


Data size is approximately 12KB
Dataset is already in place. If you want to fetch it again please first remove the folder /Users/koudoro/.fury/icons

({'icomoon.tar.gz': ('', 'BC1FEEA6F58BA3601D6A0B029EB8DFC5F352E21F2A16BA41099A96AA3F5A4735')}, '/Users/koudoro/.fury/icons')

We create the corresponding object actors for cube, sphere, cone and arrow.

cube = actor.cube(centers=np.array([[15, 0, 0]]),
                  colors=np.array([[0, 0, 1]]),
                  scales=np.array([[20, 20, 20]]),
                  directions=np.array([[0, 0, 1]]))

sphere = actor.sphere(centers=np.array([[50, 0, 0]]),
                      colors=np.array([[0, 0, 1]]),
                      radii=11.0, theta=360, phi=360)

cone = actor.cone(centers=np.array([[-20, -0.5, 0]]),
                  directions=np.array([[0, 1, 0]]),
                  colors=np.array([[0, 0, 1]]),
                  heights=20, resolution=100)

arrow = actor.arrow(centers=np.array([[0, 25, 0]]),
                    colors=np.array([[0, 0, 1]]),
                    directions=np.array([[1, 0, 0]]),
                    heights=40, resolution=100)

We perform symmetric difference to determine the unchecked options. We also define methods to render visibility and color.

# Get difference between two lists.
def sym_diff(l1, l2):
    return list(set(l1).symmetric_difference(set(l2)))

# Set Visiblity of the figures
def set_figure_visiblity(checkboxes):
    checked = checkboxes.checked_labels
    unchecked = sym_diff(list(figure_dict), checked)

    for visible in checked:

    for invisible in unchecked:

def update_colors(color_array):
    for _, figure in figure_dict.items():
        vcolors = utils.colors_from_actor(figure)
        vcolors[:] = color_array

# Toggle colors of the figures
def toggle_color(checkboxes):
    colors = checkboxes.checked_labels

    color_array = np.array([0, 0, 0])

    for col in colors:
        if col == "Red":
            color_array[0] = 255
        elif col == "Green":
            color_array[1] = 255
            color_array[2] = 255


We define a dictionary to store the actors with thier names as keys. A checkbox is created with actor names as it’s options.

figure_dict = {'cube': cube, 'sphere': sphere, 'cone': cone, 'arrow': arrow}
check_box = ui.Checkbox(list(figure_dict), list(figure_dict),
                        padding=1, font_size=18, font_family='Arial',
                        position=(400, 85))

A similar checkbox is created for changing colors.

options = {'Blue': (0, 0, 1), 'Red': (1, 0, 0), 'Green': (0, 1, 0)}
color_toggler = ui.Checkbox(list(options), checked_labels=['Blue'],
                            padding=1, font_size=16,
                            font_family='Arial', position=(600, 120))

check_box.on_change = set_figure_visiblity
color_toggler.on_change = toggle_color

Show Manager

Now that all the elements have been initialised, we add them to the show manager.

Set camera for better visualization

viz check boxes

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 1.720 seconds)

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