Batches and groups in other modules

The Sprite, Label and TextLayout classes all accept batch and group parameters in their constructors. This allows you to add any of these higher-level pyglet drawables into arbitrary places in your rendering code.

For example, multiple sprites can be grouped into a single batch and then drawn at once, instead of calling Sprite.draw on each one individually:

batch =
sprites = [pyglet.sprite.Sprite(image, batch=batch) for i in range(100)]


The group parameter can be used to set the drawing order (and hence which objects overlap others) within a single batch, as described on the previous page.

In general you should batch all drawing objects into as few batches as possible, and use groups to manage the draw order and other OpenGL state changes for optimal performance. If you are creating your own drawable classes, consider adding batch and group parameters in a similar way.