# matplotlib.backends.backend_mixed¶

class matplotlib.backends.backend_mixed.MixedModeRenderer(figure, width, height, dpi, vector_renderer, raster_renderer_class=None, bbox_inches_restore=None)[source]

Bases: object

A helper class to implement a renderer that switches between vector and raster drawing. An example may be a PDF writer, where most things are drawn with PDF vector commands, but some very complex objects, such as quad meshes, are rasterised and then output as images.

Parameters: figure : matplotlib.figure.Figure The figure instance. width : scalar The width of the canvas in logical units height : scalar The height of the canvas in logical units dpi : scalar The dpi of the canvas vector_renderer : matplotlib.backend_bases.RendererBase An instance of a subclass of RendererBase that will be used for the vector drawing. raster_renderer_class : matplotlib.backend_bases.RendererBase The renderer class to use for the raster drawing. If not provided, this will use the Agg backend (which is currently the only viable option anyway.)
start_rasterizing(self)[source]

Enter "raster" mode. All subsequent drawing commands (until stop_rasterizing is called) will be drawn with the raster backend.

If start_rasterizing is called multiple times before stop_rasterizing is called, this method has no effect.

stop_rasterizing(self)[source]

Exit "raster" mode. All of the drawing that was done since the last start_rasterizing command will be copied to the vector backend by calling draw_image.

If stop_rasterizing is called multiple times before start_rasterizing is called, this method has no effect.