Ok I am brand new to Panda and programming and was searching around on how to get an image on to a button so you just saw the image.
There were a few issues here but I guess the big one was making it that you see the image not the button. Ok here’s how I did it. I know this is not useful to 99.9% of users here but for that 0.1% like me yesterday it might help.
I am presuming you are adding the button to something you already have, i.e a little program:
# To get the button from direct.gui.DirectGui import * # I wanted to add a background image from direct.gui.OnscreenImage import OnscreenImage # This next one enable the transparency and is easily overlooked # I did for an hour anyways from pandac.PandaModules import TransparencyAttrib #Display background image mainmenuTitle = OnscreenImage(image = './Graphics/mainmenuTitle.png', pos = (0, 0, 0)) # As I am truly stupid I have to label my button as exactly as possible # This part image = etc is the path to the image mainmenuLoadGame = DirectButton(image = './Graphics/mainmenuLoadGame.png', # This part ensure that the button is not raised up and therefore invisible relief = None, # This is the part that gets the transparency mainmenuLoadGame.setTransparency(TransparencyAttrib.MAlpha)
One thing that I did do was for a while was change the button to
This just prevented me from actually clicking the button effectively.
The buttons image was just a simple photoshop job 2 layers the bottom one transparent and the top one the text.
Here’s what it looks like on a kind of brushed metal effect background: